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“It is an amazing job done by the IPL, especially ones behind the scenes. To make it happen there are a hundred different things; as cricketers we easily criticize stuff,” CSK skipper said.
Before the match, Raina had taken to Twitter and wished the CSK side and said that he was missing being out there with the side.
Dhoni and Raina – who have been part of World Cup triumphs together – announced their international retirement last month. Both the cricketers chose August 15th to call it a day breaking the hearts of millions. What also testifies their bond is that Raina made the announcement minutes after Dhoni.
“To have the practice facilities like these at the ICC academy were fantastic. Unless you get practice facilities you won’t play well in a tournament like this,” the 39-year-old added.
CSK – who have had players pull out and players contracting the virus – would be sleeping better after the win over the most successful franchise in the history of the league.
The 39-year old also received praise for his masterstroke to send Sam Curran ahead of him in the batting order.