Fans trend #ComeBackMrIPL for Suresh Raina after CSK lose their second consecutive match

Raina pulled out of the whole season late last month.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) started their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign for 2020 season with a bang defeating the Mumbai Indians (MI). But things have gone wrong quickly for them. Since then, the team has lost to the Rajasthan Royals (RR) and the Delhi Capitals (DC). While losing isn’t a problem, the way they have lost, has been an issue for the CSK.

Chasing 217 against the Royals, they never showed the intent to win the game and concentrated on reaching close to the target to not let NRR damage. However, on Friday against the DC, they couldn’t even chase down 176 and fell short of the target by 44 runs. The top-order is struggling miserably and skipper MS Dhoni not batting up the order isn’t helping their cause either.

Undertstandably, the CSK fans are frustrated and worried now about the team and it is clear that they are missing Mr IPL Suresh Raina. The southpaw pulled out of the whole season later last month citing personal reasons. But the man himself had later stated that there is a chance of him coming back into the side and is training hard while also being with his family.

Twitter filled with requests for Suresh Raina to come back

Meanwhile, after the loss against DC, the CSK fans have started trending #ComeBackMrIPL requesting Raina to land in the UAE and bail the team out of trouble. The CSK number three is the second-highest run-getter ever with 5368 runs to his name in 193 matches. He has been the back bone of the line-up over the years and it seems, the franchise is desperately missing their experienced player.

To make things worse, Ambati Rayudu, the match-winner of the opening game, has sustained a hamstring injury and has missed both the previous matches that the CSK have lost. His replacement Ruturaj Gaikwad hasn’t looked comfortable in the middle at all while the likes of Murali Vijay and Shane Watson too are out of form.

CSK also seems to be the experience of Harbhajan Singh with Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja going for runs. Dwayne Bravo is yet to get fit as well and it will be interesting to see if comes back along with Rayudu in the next game.

Having said that, the fans are badly missing Suresh Raina only it seems and they feel, if he returns most of the team’s problems will be resolved. As far as CSK are concerned, they have got a decent break now before their next match and will hope to get things sorted by then.

Here are some of the tweets:

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