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Sangakarra Explains Why Suresh Raina Went Unsold in Mega Auctions

Sangakarra Explains Why Suresh Raina Went Unsold in Mega Auctions

Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 is ready to have a grand opening on March 26 when two heavyweights – Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders – sq. off in opposition to one another. The match goes to get greater and extra aggressive, given the inclusion of two new sides in Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans.

Though a number of new faces can be getting a platform to showcase their skills, the match will miss a few of its best gamers who’ve been the centre of attraction within the earlier editions. One such participant is former India batter Suresh Raina.

Known as Mr IPL, Raina failed to draw any purchaser on the mega auctions. To everybody’s shock, neither his earlier crew, Chennai Super Kings, bid for him even as soon as nor he featured within the checklist of gamers for the accelerated public sale.

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Raina going unsold was a matter of disappointment for his followers. Former Sri Lanka captain and Rajasthan Royals crew director Kumar Sangakkara spoke concerning the public sale dynamics and defined why the regardless of scoring greater than 5000 runs, the 35-year-old left-hand batter couldn’t get any deal.

“There are different ways to look at it. As the years go by, players change and reputations are also made new by younger players. In the case of Suresh Raina, his reputation is unbelievable in IPL cricket. He has been an absolute legend, one of the best and top-most performers season after season.

“When you go into granular detail, perhaps the player is not suited for that season. It takes nothing away from the player being one of the best, or the player being of absolutely high quality and it is something that analysts, coaches, and owners look for,” Kumar Sangakkara stated throughout a dialog on ‘Red Bull Cricket’ on Clubhouse.

This would be the second season when Raina received’t characteristic within the IPL. Back in 2020, when the match was shifted to UAE because of the outbreak of Covid-19 in India, he pulled out of the match, even after becoming a member of the crew bio-bubble, citing private causes.

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Raina has performed 205 IPL matches, scoring 5528 runs at a mean of 32.52. He has a century and 39 fifties to his credit score. He has additionally picked up 25 wickets in 13 seasons.

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