Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) mainstay Suresh Raina hopes the facet can win the IPL 2021 trophy and dedicate the victory to captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni when the rest of the season will get underway within the UAE later this yr.
“I feel the way in which we had been enjoying this yr… we had been having some further confidence from his captaincy and he was having fun with one another’s success. He was giving freedom to all of the gamers and having Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis within the facet, we had the momentum.
“Hopefully, after we go to Dubai, we will do it once more for MS,” Raina mentioned on Star Sports activities‘ present Cricket Related.
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The 34-year-old batsman additionally went on to speak about his relationship with the previous India captain.
“We’ve performed plenty of matches for India in addition to CSK. He has performed nearly 200 matches for India and for CSK. I’ve realized rather a lot from him, and he is sort of a massive brother to me. We now have gained plenty of trophies collectively and have misplaced plenty of finals as properly, however I feel the idea, the respect we have now for one another is immense. And that’s what everybody loves about our bond,” mentioned Raina who adopted Dhoni into retirement final yr.
The second-half of the match will see CSK chase a fourth title, beginning on the second spot with 10 factors [P7, W5, L2].
‘When enjoying in opposition to PAK, give your finest’
Raina additionally weighed in on the emotions surrounding an India-Pakistan conflict after the perimeters had been positioned in the identical group for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup.
“If you’re enjoying in opposition to Pakistan, you be sure that to provide your finest. It’s essential to give it again to your crew. It’s essential to work onerous in your intention, planning, and each different factor,” Raina mentioned whereas including India’s victory over its arch rival on the 2011 World Cup was his favorite reminiscence.