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Suresh Raina claims ‘family’ key reason in leaving CSK’s IPL 2020 camp

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricketer Suresh Raina has admitted that the decision to leave IPL 2020 camp was not an easy step to take, but had to do so because of family reasons. Last month, Raina pulled out of the 13th edition of the Indian Super League (IPL) 2020 due to “personal reasons”. The veteran Indian batsman had traveled to UAE along with other CSK players.

Suresh Raina’s uncle was unfortunately killed in an alleged attack by robbers in the Pathankot district of Punjab.

“It was a personal decision and I had to come back for my family. What happened to my family was beyond horrible. My uncle was slaughtered to death, my bua (aunt) and both my cousins had severe injuries. Unfortunately, my cousin passed away after battling for life,” Raina told ANI.

“My bua (aunt) is in a critical situation and is on life support and all this needed to be addressed immediately at the home front so I took this decision of coming back and be with family. CSK is my family too and Mahi (MS Dhoni) bhai is most important to me and this was a tough decision which I had to take. With the family back home, I had to come back for them,” the left-handed batsman said.

As per latest reports, Harbhajan Singh is also set to join Raina after reportedly making himself unavailable for IPL 2020.