Chennai Super Kings’ Suresh Raina broke his silence after days of speculation on his return from UAE, where the Indian Premier League 2020 is set to take place. Revealing details of the crime that claimed the lives of his uncle and cousin, and left his aunt and cousin severely injured, Raina tweeted, “What happened to my family in Punjab was beyond horrible. My uncle was slaughtered to death, my bua and both my cousins had sever injuries. Unfortunately my cousin also passed away last night after battling for life for days. My bua is still very very critical and is on life support.”
“Till date we don’t know what exactly had happened that night and who did this. I request @PunjabPoliceInd to look into this matter. We at least deserve to know who did this heinous act to them. Those criminals should not be spared to commit more crimes,” he said, tagging the Punjab police and Chief Minister of Punjab Amarinder Singh in his tweet.
The former India player’s surprise departure from the Chennai Super Kings squad in Dubai notwithstanding, the franchise will stand by the player, the team’s owner N Srinivasan.
Asked if Raina would return to the CSK fold next year, Srinivasan said, “See, next year is next year. He is a great player. He is very important to CSK and CSK will stand by him.”-Yuvaraj