Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings failed to impress in the last season of IPL. For the first time in the history of IPL, CSK had failed to make it to the playoffs in the last edition. However, the team made a brilliant comeback in the first half of IPL 2021 but unfortunately the mega tournament came to a halt after multiple Covid-19 cases were reported in the bio-bubble. CSK was sitting strong at 2nd position in the Point Table.
CSK’s key batsman Suresh Raina had not been part of the 2020 edition of the cash-rich tournament while the team also suffered from many setbacks as Harbhajan Singh was also not part of the tournament and many players also tested positive after the team arrived to the UAE.
The second phase of IPL 2021 will commence soon. Ahead of the remaining tournament, Suresh Raina has said that he wishes his team to win the trophy for Dhoni this year.
“Hopefully, when we go to Dubai, we will have a camp and we can again win it for him. I think the way we were playing this year, we were having some extra confidence from his captaincy and he was enjoying each other’s success. He was giving freedom to all the players and having Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo and Ruturaj in the side, we had the momentum. Hopefully, we can do it again this year for MS,” Raina said on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected.
“We’ve played a lot of matches for India as well as CSK. I think it’s just the emotion and on top of that we have that respect for each other. I have learned a lot from him and he is like a big brother to me,” he added.
“We have won a lot of trophies together and have lost a lot of finals as well but the respect we have for each other is immense,” he signed off.