Breaking News: Suresh Raina's Uncle Killed In Pathankot; No Clue Of Attackers Yet

Breaking News: Suresh Raina’s Uncle Killed In Pathankot; No Clue Of Attackers Yet

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Suresh Raina. Image Credit: BCCI.

The real reason behind Suresh Raina’s sudden and shocking exit from IPL 2020 has finally emerged.  Raina’s uncle has been killed in Pathankot, while his aunt is in critical condition. Raina pulled out of IPL 2020 on Friday, and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) informed everyone about his decision on Saturday.

Former Indian middle-order batsman and one of the mavericks of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), 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.

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Breaking News: Suresh Raina’s Uncle Killed In Pathankot; No Clue Of Attackers Yet

As reported by Jagran English, “Suresh Raina’s relative is in critical condition while his uncle has died following a midnight attack in their Pathankot’s Thariyal village. The attack took place on the night of August 19 when the family was sleeping on the terrace of their house. The unidentified assailants attacked them with lethal weapons when they were in their sleep.”

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Faf du Plessis and Suresh Raina. Photo by: Rahul Gulati /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

“It is being said that Asha Devi, sister of Raina’s father is fighting for her life in the hospital, while his uncle, identified as 58-year-old Ashok Kumar died in the attack. His cousins – 32-year-old Kaushal Kumar and 24-year-old Apin Kumar also sustained injuries in the attack. Deceased Ashok Kumar’s 80-year-old mother also sustained serious injuries in the attack,” the report stated.

Suresh Raina Recently Announced International Retirement

Just after former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni announced his international retirement, veteran Indian batsman Raina also bid adieu to the great game of cricket. A very close friend of Dhoni and his most trusted man, Raina had been away from team India for quite a long time now. It was long speculated that Raina’s international career has come to an end. However, Suresh Raina, himself, did not come out and accept it publicly.

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The southpaw has been one of the greatest left-handed batsmen that the country has ever produced, His records in Test cricket were not astonishing but his limited-overs career with the Indian team was rather illustrious.

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