Suresh Raina, who is retained by Chennai Super Kings for the IPL 2018 edition, is all excited to share dressing room again with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. On 4th January, as directed by BCCI, franchises submitted the list of players they wanted to retain. CSK retained Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, and Ravindra Jadeja.
Suresh Raina is all excited about playing under Mahendra Singh Dhoni again in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. Suresh Raina also believes his good IPL season could also help him in making a come back to the Indian team. Suresh Raina, who last played for India in a T20I match against England in January 2017 couldn’t make it back to the team due to fitness issues.
Raina is happy to be back in CSK
Speaking with India today, Raina said he is happy to be back with Dhoni. “Playing with MS I think it’s always good to go back in your own den and you know everything so well. I’ve become a matured player there. I’ve worked with Stephen Fleming, Kepler Wessels, Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey,” he said. He also praised Dhoni for his calm attitude. “The best thing about him is he does each and everything very calmly. I’m very excited to play in yellow again,” Raina added.
What is even more important for Suresh Raina is he will be the vice-captain of the Chennai Super Kings while Mahendra Singh Dhoni will remain the Captain.
One good season away from making a comeback to the National Team
Speaking further about the possible comeback to the Indian Team, Raina said his one good season in IPL could well open the gates for him. Raina has been a consistent performer in the Indian Premier League and he would like to continue with aplomb.
“Definitely. I’ve played all those tournaments and domestic competitions and I haven’t missed a single game. It’s just a matter of one good season and I will be back because I am a fighter and I love what I got from my team India and always try to win games for my country and coming back to CSK will give me one more season to improve as a person and a player,” Raina concluded.