Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad has tested positive for COVID-19. On Friday, a total of 12 CSK members were tested positive for coronavirus. Now, with the rise in cases in the Chennai camp, IPL 2020 looks doubtful. A while ago, CSK’s veteran batsman, Suresh Raina pulled out of IPL 2020 citing personal reasons.
Now, Ruturaj Gaikwad has tested positive for the virus and it is certainly a factor of rising concern for Chennai and the IPL Governing Council. The IPL schedule is yet to be released and now with the rising COVID cases in the Chennai camp, IPL 2020 might be further postponed. Clouds loom large over the tournament with players looking to ensure personal safety as well.
Breaking News: Chennai Super Kings’ Ruturaj Gaikwad Tests Positive For COVID-19
Indian sports journalist Vikrant Gupta took to Twitter and wrote, “IPL Breaking: One more Chennai player has tested positive. This time it’s Ruturaj Gaekwad”
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) August 29, 2020
Suresh Raina Pulled Out Of IPL 2020
Former Indian middle-order batsman and one of the mavericks of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Suresh Raina is all set to miss this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL 2020). Suresh Raina recently announced his retirement from international cricket following a long break from the Indian team. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) management has officially declared that Raina will be returning to India due to personal reasons.
Suresh Raina is widely recognized as Mr. IPL because of his contribution to the tournament. He has been there with the Chennai Super Kings franchise ever since the inception of the tournament in 2008. He is only second on the list after Indian skipper Virat Kohli in terms of maximum runs scored in the tournament. He leads the race in the most number of IPL matches played so far.