Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Suresh Raina took to social media on Tuesday to reveal that his uncle and brother have been killed in brutal attack by unknown assailants in Punjab.
CSK batsman Suresh Raina (Twitter Image)
- Suresh Raina said that his uncle was slaughtered to death
- The former Indian cricketer added that his brother also succumbed to injuries
- Suresh Raina had flown back to India on Saturday and has withdrawn from entire IPL 2020 season
All eyes were on Chennai Super King (CSK) and their upcoming IPL 2020 season when two of the biggest stars of the team and the league announced their retirement from international cricket on August 15. The wait for IPL had stretched for almost 6-long months and their retirements only added fire in the bellies of fan who were eagerly waiting to see their ‘Thala’ and ‘Chinna Thala’ (MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina, respectively) in the yellow jersey of the Chennai-based franchise.
Everything was going on smoothly, CSK were also the only side to have a 6-day training camp prior to leaving for UAE. The entire team arrived in the UAE but the problems started to pop up after the third Covid-19 test in UAE. 13 members in the CSK contingent returned with a positive result and the news spread like a fire. Another major blow came when team’s star batsman Suresh Raina flew back to India on Saturday.
The were rumours and murmurs ever since his departure from UAE and exit from the entire season of IPL 2020. Reports emerged that Raina was unhappy with no balcony in his hotel suite, also there was a report that relatives of Suresh Raina have been brutally attacked by a group of robbers and his 58-year-old uncle had been killed in the attack.
Suresh Raina on Tuesday, took to Twitter to put a fullstop on all the speculations doing the rounds. In his nerve-wracking post, Suresh Raina revealed that his uncle was slaughtered to death, one of his brothers also died after succumbing to his injuries and his aunt (Bua) is on life support and in a very critical situation.
Suresh Raina’s IPL franchise CSK came up with a heartwarming post for Raina and his bereaved family. “Stay strong Chinna Thala, all the #yellove to you and the family,” Chennai Super Kings tweeted.
Stay strong Chinna Thala, all the #yellove to you and the family.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 1, 2020
Suresh Raina in his tweet has also requested Punjab police and state CM Captain Amarinder Singh to look into the matter, adding that his family should at least know who were the perpetrators.
Till date we don’t know what exactly had happened that night & who did this. I request @PunjabPoliceInd to look into this matter. We at least deserve to know who did this heinous act to them. Those criminals should not be spared to commit more crimes. @capt_amarinder @CMOPb
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) September 1, 2020
Suresh Raina exit from IPL 2020 has left the vital number 3 position in the batting line-up vacant. Some of the experts are suggesting that captain MS Dhoni should take the position because of his experience, while others have suggested the names Sam Curran and Ruturaj Gaikwad.