New Delhi: In the final of IPL 2021, CSK team won their fourth title by defeating KKR by 27 runs. This team, under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, looked spectacular throughout the tournament itself and every one of its players gave their full contribution till the end. But there is a legendary player of CSK’s team who played in every final for CSK but was dropped from yesterday’s match. Now the career of that star player is on the verge of ending.
Dhoni’s favorite player’s career ended?
In the final match from CSK, their best batsman Suresh Raina was dropped. This happened for the first time in the history of IPL that Raina was not playing for CSK in the final match. Robin Uthappa was once again replaced in his place. Raina has been going through poor form for some time now. Due to this, he was kept out of the last few matches. But now it is clear that CSK will not retain Raina in the next season. Raina is considered Dhoni’s most loved player but now Captain Cool himself is not ready to give him a chance.
Known as Mr IPL
Suresh Raina is known all over the world as Mr. IPL and the reason behind this has been that his record in IPL has been excellent. He has played 205 matches in this league in which he has scored 5528 runs at an average of 32.51 and strike rate of 136.76. He is second only to Virat Kohli in terms of scoring the most runs in the tournament. But this year he scored just 160 runs in 12 matches at an average of 17.77 and a strike rate of 125.00. Although he has also made a fifty this year, but his performance has not been consistent.
Biggest match winners for CSK
Suresh Raina has always proved to be the biggest match winner for Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s CSK in IPL. Raina has had a big hand in whatever success Dhoni got with this team. But in IPL 2021, Dhoni himself chose Uthappa in his place. Now the effect of age is also visible on Raina’s game. Second, he stays away from most of the cricket except IPL. Due to this his bat remained silent.
IPL career heading towards the end
34-year-old Suresh Raina had announced his retirement from international cricket when Dhoni had said goodbye to cricket. Things are not going well for Raina, so it may be that Suresh Raina can announce his retirement from IPL as soon as the season ends. With the kind of form Raina has shown this entire season, one thing is almost clear that he will not show any interest in buying any team next year. In such a situation, his IPL career is moving towards the end.