IPL 2020: N. Srinivasan speaks on Suresh Raina’s ‘Room-Allotment’ controversy

IPL 2020: N. Srinivasan speaks on Suresh Raina’s ‘Room-Allotment’ controversy

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Suresh Raina

The withdrawal of Suresh Raina from IPL 2020 led to the outbreak of several rumors about the player and his team. The rumors suggested that there was a dispute between Raina and the management regarding his room allotment and as tensions grew high Raina decided to pull himself out of the side.


Though initially, the fans felt that this was just a rumor, a statement from N. Srinivasan (Owner of CSK) about Suresh Raina made everyone think that it wasn’t a rumor anymore.

The Controversial Statement

When asked about Raina’s withdrawal Srinivasan said, “Cricketers are like prima donnas … like the temperamental actors of the olden days. Chennai Super Kings have always been like a family and all seniors players have learnt to co-exist.

The fans of CSK were furious over this controversial statement issued by N.Srinivasan and were demanding a clarification from the management. The Instagram posts and tweets of CSK was filled with furious fans demanding clarification.


The Clarification

Suresh Raina and N. Srinivasan

Earlier this evening N. Srinivasan gave an interview to TOI in which he said, “Raina’s contribution to the CSK franchise is second to none and it is unfortunate that people are trying to put two and two together to drive a wedge.

He then clarified what he meant by addressing Raina as a prima donna. He said, “A prima Donna is a lead singer in an opera. Similarly, cricketers are always at the forefront of an exercise like this.” Srinivasan said it’s unfortunate that he has been quoted out of context.

Hence through these explanations, N. Srinivasan put a full stop to all the rumors surrounded around him and Raina.

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