Left-handed striker Suresh Raina may have missed out on the IPL 2020 program for personal reasons, but has returned surprisingly in the IPL 2021 season as he played 54 runs off 36 balls against Delhi Capitals on Saturday.
CSK could be beaten in a match against Delhi Capitals by seven wickets here at Wankhede Stadium, but fans are thrilled as they see their ‘Chinna Thala’ Raina return.
Raina said in a video on official Twitter at CSK on Sunday that it sounds amazing to be back with MS Dhoni and the Chennai Super Kings. It’s always good to contribute to the side that has worked so much for the players, which has done so much for everyone. It’s always good to come back and wear this yellow color. He said that he is proud to have loved you all my life.
“Slightly disappointed with the loss of the game, it would have been better, but as I said it should always be done again Whistle Podu! It would have been better if we had got 15-20 more runs but I think we have worked hard in the middle overs, in the next few days we will have a few practice times there. we can learn what we should do better, “he added.
Sikhikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw played in the 85th and 72nd knockings respectively to help Delhi Capitals to clear the 189-run goal, set by the Dhoni-led team. The victory must have been very important for Rishabh Pant as it was his first game as captain of Delhi Capitals.
Earlier, Suresh Raina hit fifty points in his comeback game before Sam Curran’s masterclass in overs overs transferred to CSK in 188/7 in their 20 overs.
After the game, Dhoni said “much depends on the dew” before praising his team’s strikers for taking the team’s points to 188.
“Much depended on the dew, and that played on our minds from the start, which is why we wanted to get as many runs as possible. The batsmen did a good job of reaching 188 because it was enough until the dew lasted 50 minutes later. We could have bowed better, and if the batsmen hit the field, that “That’s fine,” Dhoni told Star Sports broadcasters after the game.
“The killing of the bowlers was not good and there were border balls they missed, but the bowlers will learn and apply that in future games. The opposing team has half an hour at 7:30 when the pitch is really hard and the ball stops short, so we need to get 15-20 runs. “If we get dew consistently, then 200 will have to look like a field like this. With a little sewing, the openers will get some really good balls out and that can happen in a game like this,” he added.
CSK will now play the Punjab Kings at Wankhede Stadium on April 16.