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Suresh Raina opened up about his decision to leave the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) camp before the start of the 2020 IPL and responded to allegations that he was unhappy with his hotel room in Dubai. Raina was part of the CSK camp since the inaugural season in 2008 and remained with them until 2021.

Suresh Raina opened up on his exit from the CSK camp in IPL 2020 | Courtesy-BCCI/IPL


  • Suresh Raina opened up on his exit from the CSK camp in IPL 2020
  • Raina opened up about allegations that his departure was due to his hotel room
  • Raina played 200 matches for CSK in his career

Suresh Raina broke his silence on his decision to… Chennai Super Kings (CSK) abruptly camps in Dubai during the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) season, returning home from Dubai before the first match of the tournament has been played.

For those unfamiliar, the 2020 IPL was postponed by six months and later shifted to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament was played under strict rules, with teams being kept in bio-bubbles and having to follow a strict quarantine.

Raina left the CSK camp days after the team’s arrival in the UAE, leading to speculation about tensions in the MS Dhoni-led camp. There were media reports that the 2011 World Cup winner was unhappy with his hotel room and owner N Srinivasan‘s comments added fuel to the fire.

“The season hasn’t started yet and Raina will definitely realize what he is missing and especially all the money (a salary of Rs 11 crores per season) that he is going to lose. My thought is: if you are reluctant or unhappy, go back. I don’t force anyone to do anything…sometimes success gets into your head,” Sriniavasan told Outlook in 2020.