Ms. Dhoni & Suresh Raina gear up to create new records in IPL 2020 as CSK targets 4th Title. While all the Dhoni fans are excited to see their lion roar on the pitch after a long break in IPL 2020, Raina fans are also waiting to see Raina’s sixes rising above the stadium! With the star pair’s training in full swing ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) with both making their comebacks, the franchise shared a photo of both on social media. “Three and Seven making a perfect ten together, now and always,” CSK said in a tweet on Thursday with the photo of the duo sharing a light moment with their helmets on.
This IPL season will witness the comeback of two historic players of an Indian cricket team who has always held team India’s head high with their exemplary performances. While India’s former Captain Ms. Dhoni will be seen on the cricket pitch for the first time since the semi-final of the 2019 ICC World Cup on the other hand IPL will also see the return of Raina whose last international game was in July 2018 in an ODI match against England at Headingley. Raina, however, remains an integral part of the CSK squad and one of the all-time greats in the history of the IPL. With 5368 runs at an average of 33.34, Raina is only behind India and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli in the all-time highest run-scorer list of the tournament. Raina is also second in the list of most IPL fifties of all time with 38.
The other day, three-time winners CSK tweeted a video of Raina returning to the camp and greeting Dhoni and the rest of the players. “Me3t and Gree7 – Every day is Karthigai in our House, a film by Vikraman Sir,” said the three-time IPL winners in the tweet. India’s Chinaman Spinner Kuldeep Yadav said on Thursday that the experience Dhoni brings is being missed in the Indian team.
“Mahi Bhai obviously brings a lot of experience with him and he has given the Indian team a lot. So when a player like that is not playing, of course, you miss him. Rahul and Pant are young and are doing well. Both are keeping well so it has not made too much of a difference, but yes, you do miss his presence,” Kuldeep told select reporters on Thursday.
Talking about CSK they will start their IPL 2020 campaign against defending champions Mumbai Indians on March 29th at the Wankhede Stadium in what will be a repeat of last year’s final.
Fingers crossed for CSK, may Mahi-Raina duo partnership set the stadium on fire by hitting sixes and fours & defeat Mumbai Indians in the first match of IPL on 29th March 2020.