- All teams ready for IPL 2022
- Suresh Raina remains unsold in mega auction
IPL 2022, Suresh Raina Unsold: The mega auction for the Indium Premier League (IPL) held in Bengaluru ended on February 13 itself. In this, Suresh Raina, who is called ‘Mr IPL’, has surprised everyone. Actually, he has not been bought by any of the 10 teams this time. This time Suresh Raina with a base price of Rs 2 crore in the mega auction did not find any buyer.
Suresh Raina has played cricket in IPL so far only for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. This time CSK had released Raina. Dhoni and Raina are best friends. In such a situation, the fans thought that CSK would buy Raina, but it did not happen. Former New Zealand cricketer and commentator Simon Doole has given a big reason for this.
In this way it becomes extremely difficult to return to the team.
Simon Doole said that there could be two or three big reasons for this. The first is that Suresh Raina lost his integrity towards the team in the UAE during the 2020 season. However, there is no need to talk much on this. This could also be the main reason for all this. He lost his sincerity and trust towards the team and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. If this happens once, then it becomes very difficult to return to the team.
In fact, during the 2020 IPL season between Corona, Suresh Raina had reached UAE to play the tournament with the Chennai team, but he returned without playing the IPL. At that time, before the start of IPL, some cases of corona infection were also reported in the Chennai team. It was only after this that Raina returned to India.
Raina’s time is over now
Regarding Raina, Simon Doole said that one is you are not fit and secondly you are afraid to play short ball. You cannot pay that much amount (2 crore base price) in any auction for such a player. Surely Suresh Raina has been a great player of IPL. He was a brilliant player in the initial 8-9 years of the tournament, but now his time is over.
— Suresh Raina FC™ (@CultRaina) February 12, 2022
Raina had a poor performance in the last season
In the last IPL season, Raina played 12 matches in the IPL while playing for Chennai Super Kings, scoring only 160 runs at a poor average of 17.77. His best score in that season was 54 runs. Although Chennai’s team was the champion in the last season, but Raina’s performance was poor. Ravindra Jadeja scored more runs than Raina. In the last season, Jadeja scored 227 runs in 16 matches at an average of 75.66.
Suresh Raina is the fourth top scorer in IPL
Raina is the fourth highest run-scorer in IPL so far. He has played a total of 205 IPL matches so far, in which he has scored 5528 runs at an average of 32.51. Raina’s strike rate in the tournament has also been 136.76. Raina has also scored a century and 39 half-centuries in the IPL. His best score has been an unbeaten 100. Raina has also hit 203 sixes and 506 fours in IPL so far.