Former India batsman Suresh Raina pulled out of the IPL 2020. There were a lot of speculations being made about Raina’s decision. In fact, one of these suggested that the left-handed batsman had returned back to India after having a rift over hotel room while the other reason that was being expected was the unfortunate incident that took place in his family.
Raina’s uncle and cousin passed away while his aunt was in a critical condition after a brutal attack at their Pathankot residence.
The former India player has now spoken up about what all happened.
“It was a personal decision and I had to come back for my family. There was something that needed to be addressed immediately on the home front. CSK is my family too and Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) is very important to me and this was a tough decision. There is no issue between CSK and me. Nobody will just turn their back on Rs 12.5 crore and walk away without a solid reason. I might have retired from international cricket but I’m still young and I am looking forward to playing for them in the IPL for the next 4-5 years,” Raina said in a chat with Cricbuzz.
“The Pathankot incident was horrible and has really been very disturbing for everyone in our family. And it was my responsibility to come back and take care of them. But since I’ve returned, I’ve been in quarantine here. So, I still have to go meet my parents and my buawho are all in great distress,” he added.
Raina announced his retirement from international cricket along with MS Dhoni on August 15. The two cricketers made the announcement on social media.