CSK CEO reveals why Suresh Raina was not bought in the auction?

New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) did not bid for ‘Mr IPL’ Suresh Raina in the IPL 2022 mega auction held in Bengaluru (Bengaluru) on February 12 and 13.

Not only CSK, no other franchise has bid for Raina as he went unsold for the first time in the IPL. That is, Raina will not participate in the upcoming season of IPL.

Speaking on CSK’s YouTube channel, CEO Kasi Viswanath explained the reason why Chennai did not buy Suresh Raina.

He said, “Raina has been one of the most consistent performers for CSK for the last 12 years. Of course, it was very difficult for us to not have Raina but at the same time you should understand what the composition of the team depends on. The kind of team any team would want to have, that’s one of the reasons we thought he might not fit into this team.”

Vishwanath concluded, “We will miss him, we will miss Faf who has been with us for the last decade, that is the process and dynamics of the auction.”

As soon as it was revealed that Raina would not be picked up by any team as he failed to make it to the final list of players to be sold, his fans started taking out anger against CSK.

Some of them wrote that it marks the end of an era where there were MS Dhoni and Raina Thala and Chinna Thala.