Former India batsman Suresh Raina pulled out of the IPL 2020 after reportedly having a rift over hotel room. “In CSK, the norm is that the coach, captain and the manager get suites. However, Raina also gets a suite in any hotel that the franchise stays. It’s just that his room didn’t have a balcony,” an IPL source told PTI.
“It was an issue but I don’t think big enough to warrant a comeback (to India). There could be something more than just the scare of rising COVID-caseload in Chennai,” the source added.
While Raina has left the tournament now, it might lead to the end of his tenure with the second-most successful franchise side.
“It looks highly improbable that someone who has retired and likely won’t play any cricket will come back for CSK. Maybe, he will be back in auction and someone else might pick him,” the source said.
Raina has been an integral part of the CSK team and has been a consistent performer for them in the past years. He has scored 4527 runs from 164 IPL games and is the second-highest run-getter in the cash-rich league with 5368 runs to his name.