While the delayed IPL 2020 planning is going on possibly to the last stage, the veteran Indian and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricketer Suresh Raina is very excited to participate in this tournament as the left-handed batsman is getting ready for this cash-rich tournament.
IPL 2020 was originally scheduled in its familiar window as India was getting ready to host this entire tournament between 29th March and 24th May 2020. But in the middle of the March, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) postponed this tournament for an indefinite period amid coronavirus outbreak. Though the country is still struggling against the COVID-19 pandemic, the BCCI is getting ready to organise the entire IPL 2020 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) between 19th September and 8th November 2020.
Suresh Raina, who last time played for India in July 2018, played his last recognised match during the IPL 2019 final, where his CSK lost by one run against the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the last-ball thriller. Later, he underwent a successful knee surgery that snatched away an entire domestic season from him.
The 33-year-old Raina is now fit and getting ready to return on the field. He is very excited to return to the CSK family soon.
Recently, Raina posted a picture on his official Instagram account and wrote, “Looking forward to the upcoming IPL with the CSK family and fans . Can’t wait to get there ! 💪#uae #blessed #happy”
Gearing up for the much-awaited season of IPL with the first step of finalising my Bat: Suresh Raina
A few hours earlier of that post, Raina posted a video on his official social media accounts, where he was on the way to finalise his bat for the new IPL season. The young Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was also seen in that video.
Gearing up for the much awaited season of IPL with the first step of finalising my Bat🏏 Can’t wait to be back at the FIELD😎..One Happy Soul, One Step at a Time✨@RishabhPant17 @sg_cricket pic.twitter.com/dmRcdwaTz6
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 24, 2020
Suresh Raina is the second-most run-scorer in IPL history as the left-handed batsman has scored 5368 runs in 193 IPL matches (average 33.34 and strike-rate 137.11), including the only century and 38 half-centuries.