Chennai Super Kings star batsman-Suresh Raina has suffered a calf injury and has been ruled out for up to 10 days of the Indian Premier League. Raina, will not be able to play for Chennai for one match due to pulled his calf muscle. Chennai will play their next game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on April 15. Raina incurred the injury during Chennai’s dramatic win over Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday, where he was seen hobbling during his short stay on the increase. Raina was unable to run between the wickets, and amidst the struggle for movement, he could score only 14 runs off 12 deliveries.
The CSK fans turned out in huge numbers to support their home side as cricket returned to Chennai after a break of two years. They braved the protests that happened outside Chepauk regarding the Cauvery issue to come out and support their favourite franchise and Chennai rewarded them with a thrilling win. Chasing 206, CSK got off to an impressive start thanks to Shane Watson (42) and Ambati Rayudu (39). However, they lost their way after the openers were dismissed.Billings, on debut for CSK, took it upon himself to deliver a memorable victory for the Super Kings, who were playing their first match at home since 2015.
Billings cracked two fours and five sixes and left KKR dazed in 23-ball destruction. Ravindra Jadeja, not a part of India’s limited-overs team for a while now, found it hard to put bat to the ball but eventually hit the winning runs – with four runs needed off two balls, Jadeja hit Vinay Kumar for a huge six to seized victory. Earlier, Andre Russell scored an unbeaten 36-ball 88 to help KKR recover from early jitters and post a mammoth total of 202/6 in 20 overs.
Chennai has won both their games till now in a dramatic fashion — they beat Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium in the IPL opener by just one wicket. Raina, who has only recently found a place back in the Indian cricket team, was sad about missing out on the single match. “I am sad to miss out but can’t help,” Raina said. Despite Raina’s struggles, Chennai pulled off another heist in Chennai yesterday when they beat KKR by five wickets.