Very Happy And Looking Forward To This New Role: Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina, who has made far more runs for his team Chennai Super Kings (CSK), will now be here cheering on the game’s commentary box. Raina remained unsold in the 2022 blockbuster auction since no franchise selected him. He had been with CSK since the IPL’s beginning in 2008 and was a personal confidant of captain MS Dhoni.
On Tuesday, March 22, Star Sports revealed the identities of the IPL commentators for this campaign, and ‘Mr. IPL’ Raina was among them. Raina will join the Hindi commentary crew, where he will be joined by Aakash Chopra, Irfan Pathan, and returnee Ravi Shastri, among many others.
There Is Immense Pressure On Younger Guys Due To Price Tag: Raina
He was overjoyed and revealed his feelings regarding being behind the platform for the 1st time. “There is immense pressure on younger guys due to auction price tag. The franchise, the captain always expect good performance. We have seen many a time how big a price tag has affected a player’s game. If his process is good then the rest will take place,” said Raina.
Furthermore, Raina discussed the strain that players face when price tags are imposed on them, which has a direct effect on the overall performance. He mentioned Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shreyas Iyer, Moeen Ali, and Rishabh Pant as players to watch out for in the 15th season of the gala tournament.
Raina did not do well in the 2021 IPL season, finishing with only 160 runs. He had, nevertheless, seemed to be the team’s backbone and a huge supporter of the leader. Everyone is aware of his friendship with the team’s leader. That is why he is affectionately known as ‘Chinna Thala,’ the right hand to the pack’s leader, ‘Thala’ MS Dhoni.
Surprisingly, the duo departed on the very same day, with Raina announcing his retirement from international cricket following Dhoni on August 15, 2020.
The IPL 2022 season kicks off on March 26 with the 2021 winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Mumbai’s historic Wankhede Stadium.