Positive COVID-19 Cases Not A Joke Anymore: Suresh Raina
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Positive COVID-19 Cases Not A Joke Anymore: Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina (Image Credit: Twitter)

Suresh Raina was part of the CSK setup which saw as many three positive cases of Coronavirus. Batting coach Michael Hussey was the third person from CSK to be tested positive.

Chennai Super Kings Suresh Raina has shared his feelings on the state of affairs as far as the Covid-19 is concerned especially as it led to the eventual cancellation of IPL after KKR’s Varun Chakravarthy, Sandeep Warrier, Delhi’s Amit Mishra, and Hyderabad’s Wriddhiman Saha tested positive. Suresh Raina said ‘this is not a joke anymore’ and despite this, the country will overcome the situation together.

CSK batting coach Mike Hussey(Twitter)
CSK batting coach Mike Hussey(Twitter)

Suresh Raina Said Positive Covid-19 Cases Are Not A Joke Anymore As Michael Hussey Tests Positive

Suresh Raina had left the CSK bubble last year when the IPL was shifted to UAE. But this year he chose to play and accounted for 123 runs in seven games. He was himself very vocal and came out in aid of people affected by Covid-19.

“This isn’t a joke anymore! So many lives at stake & never felt so helpless in life. No matter how much we want to help, but we are literally running out of resources. Every single person of this country deserves a salute right for standing by each other to save lives!” he tweeted. 

His once colleague and now batting coach Michael Hussey has tested positive as well. Michael Hussey was part of the CSK set up and he became the latest person of the IPL ecosystem to get infected.

Suresh Raina (CSK)
Suresh Raina (CSK) (Image Credit: IPL)

CSK bowling coach Laxmipathy Balaji had earlier tested positive for the virus, along with a member of the travel staff. The CSK team is currently in Delhi. The IPL was on Monday was suspended after multiple cases within the bubble. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan had returned a positive test on Sunday morning. However, he returned negative tests by evening, confirming that the earlier test was a false positive.

Suresh Raina Withdrew From IPL 2020 For Spending Time With Family

Suresh Raina made his debut back in 2008 and have scored 5491 runs in 200 matches averaging 33.07. On his decision to withdraw his name for the cash-rich IPL 2020 held in UAE, the left-handed southpaw stated that he needed adequate time with his loved ones.

Suresh Raina with his wife and daughter
Suresh Raina with his wife and daughter (Image Credit: Twitter)

He cherished the moments with his family. Moreover, the Uttar Pradesh-born cricketer talked about the gruesome incident where a few of his relatives lost their lives in Pathankot during a robbery attempt which was another reason for his withdrawal.