Suresh Raina’s bat, popularly known as Mr. IPL, has become angry with him in the 14th season of IPL. Raina has been seen struggling for every single run this season. Raina, one of the few batsmen to score 5000 runs in the history of IPL, has started demanding removal from CSK’s playing XI. Raina has scored just 37 runs in the five matches he has played in the UAE, in which his highest score is 17 runs. Former South African all-rounder Shaun Pollock believes that Raina should be shown the way out of the playing XI. According to Pollock, Robin Uthappa can be a better replacement in place of Raina.
Talking to ‘Cricbuzz’, the former South African player said, ‘He is unable to find his touch. Looking at him, it seems that he is carrying a little swallow, he does not look as effective as we are used to seeing him. For many years, we have not seen all this for many years of brilliant fielding, contributing with off-spin and hitting the ball off the ground. It was no surprise to me to send him to number three as he was promoted so that he could get his form back.
Shaun Pollock said that Robin Uthappa could be a good option in place of Raina. According to Pollock, the CSK team should give a chance to Uthappa. Uthappa has not got a chance to play a single match in IPL 2021 so far. Chennai’s team has confirmed its place in the playoffs and the team has won 9 out of 12 matches played this season, while the team has to face defeat in just three. In the last match against Rajasthan Royals, CSK had to face defeat by 7 wickets.