Chennai Super Kings are having a tough time adjusting to the UAE conditions. On Friday, the MS Dhoni-led side lost to Delhi Capitals by 44-runs in Dubai. It was CSK’s second loss of IPL 2020. Fans are not happy with the team selection especially with the batting department and its lack of intent.
Winning the toss, Dhoni had chosen to bowl first in both the matches but the team looked outplayed from the very start of the innings. Every time, the run rate shot up, with the Yellow army then waiting for former Indian captain to come to their rescue. However, Dhoni failed on both occasions.
CSK are struggling to fill the Suresh Raina void and it became evident on Friday. Therefore, it was not surprising when ‘Comeback Mr IPL‘ started trending on Twitter. The CSK fans all over the world, have started to post on Twitter and other social media platform and ask for Suresh Raina to return.
— Raja str (@iamrajastr) September 26, 2020
CSK needs Mr. IPL in their batting line up! Raina should think of comeback.
Perfect fielder, very good striker and can ball in crucial time as well. pic.twitter.com/M4mx8FLCGm
— MSD 🚁 (@Cskhearts) September 26, 2020
One fan tweeted, “My dear chinna thala pls #ComeBackMrIPL for @ChennaiIPL
pls pls pls pls pls pls pls pls……” Another fan wrote, “CSK needs Mr. IPL in their batting line up! Raina should think of comeback. Perfect fielder, very good striker and can ball in crucial time as well”.
— 😍hiya patel -msdian (@HetviPa86576289) September 26, 2020
— vikash ray (@sarcasmic_way) September 26, 2020
Why is Suresh Raina missing from IPL?
Chinna Thala, as he is called by the CSK fans, left flown to the UA along with the team in August, but returned home citing ‘personal reasons’. Raina has been one of the mainstays of Chennai’s batting line-up for several years now.
He is second-highest run-getter at 5368, with only Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli ahead of him. He had hinted for a comeback to the seasons. “You never know, you might see me in the CSK camp again. First, I have to take care of my responsibilities here and then am ready,” he had said.