IPL 2020: Fans React to Srinivasan's 'Prima Donna' Accusation Against Suresh Raina

Initially reports suggested Raina opted out of the IPL due to personal reasons, but if reports are to be believed, Raina withdrew from the tournament for due to potential health hazards due to Covid-19.

IPL 2020: Fans React to Srinivasan's 'Prima Donna' Accusation Against Suresh Raina

An unexpected storm hit the Chennai Super Kings in the desert country after stalwart Suresh Raina opted out of the upcoming 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. Initially reports suggested that Chinna Thala’s departure from UAE was due to personal reasons. But if Dainik Jagran is to be believed, Raina withdrew from the tournament for due to potential health hazards due to Covid-19. Last week, as many as 13 CSK members tested positive of which 2 are players. Raina is believed to have told the publication that his kids are most important to him, and he can leave anything for them, leave alone the IPL.

However, Raina's decision to abandon the team three weeks prior to the tournament was not taken lightly by CSK team owner N Srinivasan. The former BCCI president, lashed out at the recently-retired former India player for his rash decision.

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"My thinking is that if you are reluctant or not happy, go back. I don’t force anyone to do anything ... sometimes success gets into your head. Cricketers are like prima donnas ... like the temperamental actors of the olden days. Chennai Super Kings have always been like a family and all senior players have learned to co-exist,"Srinivasan told Outlook.

"The season has not begun yet and Raina will certainly realise what he is missing and certainly all the money (a salary of 11 crores per season) he is going to lose."

However, Srinivasan's tough stand against CSK’s highest run-getter was not taken lightly by Whistlepodu and Raina fans.

Even though fans stand divided over N. Srinivasan's comments, Raina's legacy still lives on with the CSK faihtfuls.



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