According to the owner of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), MS Dhoni is to make a decision on Suresh Raina’s return.
In an interview, he has said if there exists a perfect skipper, we are no one to decide.
To be noted, Raina departed back for India after some serious tragedy happened with his family in Punjab. The scenario was found controversial by the senior management and it was decided not to choose him in next year’s auction. After Raina has cleared things personally on-call, the owner is much calm and terms him as his son.
MS Dhoni to decide if Suresh Raina will return to CSK or not
“I have treated him like one (son). The reason for CSK’s success in IPL over the years is because of the fact that the franchise never poked its nose into cricketing matters. India Cements is running cricket since the ’60s. I will always remain like that,” said Srinivasan as quoted by My Khel.
“Look, please understand, that’s not my domain (whether Raina will come back or not) at all. We own a team, we own the franchise, but we do not own players. The team is ours, but the players are not. I don’t own the players, I am not the cricket captain. I have never told them (team management) whom to play, whom to take in the auction, never. We have the greatest captain of all time. So, why shall I even interfere in cricketing matters?”
The cash-rich T20 league is all set to start from 19th September. However, the formal schedule has not been revealed yet after more than ten contestants of CSK were tested COVID-19 positive.