Suresh Raina gears up for the second leg of IPL


The second half of IPL is all set to begin from September 19 with the blockbuster clash between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. One of the crucial members of the CSK team, Suresh Raina has already begun his training for the remainder of IPL. 

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Suresh Raina, who is also known as Mr. IPL, is leaving no stone unturned. The Southpaw is working hard on his fitness and is preparing the best he can in order to perform in the cash rich league.

Raina recently took to Instagram to share a video where the former cricketer is putting hard yards. The dashing left hander is seen undertaking a steady running drill. After the intense run, Raina seems to be relaxing by taking a stroll which was then followed by a bit of stretching. Raina has captioned the post as: “Perfect day for an outdoor run, followed by stretching #nature #running #reels #believe.”

Suresh Raina to play a crucial role for CSK in the second leg in UAE

CSK have always been performing consistently in the IPL. Barring last year’s IPL, they have qualified for the playoffs in every season in which they were a part of. Their chances of qualifying for the playoffs look bright this year as well. Currently, they are comfortably placed in second place.

In UAE, Indian batsmen will play a critical role as they are better players of spin. Hence, Suresh Raina will play a pivotal role this time. He would like to make up for his absence last year by playing match winning knocks for his team.

Suresh had a great start in this year’s IPL. In his very first match against current Table toppers Delhi Capitals, the left hander scored a quickfire fifty. But he wasn’t able to replicate this amazing start into consistent performances thereafter.

As per CEO Kasi Vishwanathan, CSK contingent will be flying to UAE by 13th or 14th August. Therefore, they will fly to Dubai and start their training sessions.