IPL 2014: Suresh Raina missing home support from Chennai
Chennai Super Kings batsman Suresh Raina has said that he misses playing at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai and the fabulous support that they get from the localites.
"I miss Chepauk and the Chennai crowd a lot. We have played in this ground for all the seasons now and every player in the team, especially those who’ve been with the team since the start, share a special bond with the MA Chidambaram stadium. So, when we heard the news that we won’t be playing in Chennai, it was a huge disappointment. But, these things are not in your hands. I think we will concentrate our energies into playing the next few matches to the best of our potential and doing well in the series,” Raina said.
It is worth noting that IPL matches had been moved out of Chennai by the BCCI after not getting permission from the Tamil Nadu government. Raina is clearly disappointed by the decision.
He added, “Having new players in the team actually worked in our favour. All the new players in the CSK setup this season, including McCullum (Brendon McCullum) and Badree (Samuel Badree), have gelled well with the rest of us. We get along well with all of them. It’s actually a good platform for us Indian players to learn from the best of the world.”