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“What an incredible IPL career he’s had” – Twitter reacts as CSK will be playing without Suresh Raina for the first time in Chepauk

Chennai Super Kings kick-started their IPL 2023 campaign with a defeat over Gujarat Titans at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Even though they batted decently well, they came under fire for their bowling.

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Gujarat Titans, the defending champions, kick-started their title defence with a spectacular note. They got the better of Chennai Super Kings by five wickets with four balls to spare.

It remains to be seen how Chennai Super Kings will respond in the next game. They will lock horns with Lucknow Super Giants at their home den, Chepauk Stadium. Scores of CSK supporters will turn up in numbers to witness the spectacle.

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CSK will be playing without Suresh Raina for the first time in Chepauk

Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings will be playing without their leading run-getter, Suresh Raina for the first time in Chepauk. Suresh Raina holds a rich history in Chennai because of his impeccable contribution to CSK.

He is also the club’s leading run-scorer and has been consistently chipping in with runs for the team when it mattered the most. Raina has played plenty of match-winning knocks for the franchise.

Eyebrows were raised when the experienced campaigner went unsold at the IPL 2022 mega auction in Bengaluru. Later on, he made up his mind to call it quits from the Indian Premier League.

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He was recently seen playing in the Legends League Cricket Masters tournament for India Maharajas. Suresh Raina has scored 5528 runs at a phenomenal strike rate of 136.73.

Mr IPL scored one century and 39 half-centuries to his credit. The southpaw has also taken as many as 25 wickets to his name. On the other hand, Ruturaj Gaikwad will be playing in Chepauk for the first time.

Earlier, Lucknow Super Giants kick-started their IPL 2023 campaign with a win over Delhi Capitals. They won the game by 50 runs and have a daunting task up ahead as they will take on CSK in the next game tonight.

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