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IPL 2021: Suresh Raina says CSK needed 15-20 more runs to win against DC

  • Press Trust of India
  • April 11th, 2021
  • 19:37:31 IST

Mumbai: Suresh Raina is back with a bang in IPL but rued the fact that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) failed to score an additional 20 runs against Delhi Capitals (DC) in their opening game which led to a seven wicket defeat.

CSK put on board a competitive 188 with Raina scoring a brisk 54 but last-year's finalists Delhi Capitals overhauled the target without any fuss.

"A bit disappointed to lose the game, it could have been better, but like I said it is always to come back and do the Whistle Podu," Raina said in a video posted by CSK on their website.

Chennai Super Kings found it extremely difficult to replace Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh. Image: SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Suresh Raina in action for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL. Sportzpics

"It could have been better if we would have scored 15-20 runs more but I think we bowled better in the middle overs, in the next few days we will have a few good practice sessions where can we learn what to do better," he added.

Rain had missed the last edition of the IPL held in the UAE due to personal reasons and the left-hander said he enjoyed his first outing in yellow jersey.

"It feels amazing to be back with MS Dhoni and the Chennai Super Kings. It is always good to contribute to a side that has done so much for the players, who have done so much for every person.

"It is always good to be back and wear this yellow colour. It's a pride that I have cherished all my life," Raina said.
CSK next take Punjab Kings in Mumbai on 16 April.

Updated Date: April 11, 2021 19:37:31 IST

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