Suresh Raina remembers spending time with MS Dhoni: Super Kings’ vice-captain was reminiscent of two-month long camp in Chennai.
Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings vice-captain Suresh Raina has iterated on the fact that the 13th season of the cash-rich league can “surely wait” in the times of the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
Raina, who recently became a father for the second time, also disclosed what he has been doing during the ongoing lockdown in the country in an interview with PTI.
“Life is most important at this point of time. IPL can surely wait. We all need to follow the government guidelines on lockdown else we all face the consequences. When life gets better, we can think about the IPL. So many people are dying at the moment, we need to save lives.
“I am relaxing in the lockdown, cooking and spending time with the kids. There is so much more to life than cricket, moments like these make you realise that. With this lockdown, people should realise the importance of being down to earth,” Raina was quoted as saying by PTI.
Suresh Raina remembers spending time with MS Dhoni
As per BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) President Sourav Ganguly, “no change in the situation” of the global crisis hasn’t allowed the organizers to zero in on a new start date of IPL 2020.
Things end but memories last forever. Remembering the rush, excitement, thrill of it all, of the fantastic moments leading up to us lifting the world cup. Irreplaceable. Unforgettable. Thankful to have been a part of this iconic moment in the history of cricket. #worldcup2011 pic.twitter.com/qIISLuzS0k
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) April 2, 2020
Raina, who last played competitive cricket during IPL 2018, was in Chennai attending a practice camp in preparation of the tournament. Being asked about the camp, the southpaw remembered spending time with CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
“It was a nice camp. I was there for two months but then this happened. Got to spend some time with [MS] Dhoni. He was batting so well in the nets, he had the hunger of a younsgter. In one session, he batted for three hours at a stretch,” Raina said.