The emergence of the new talents might have overshadowed Suresh Raina’s place in the international team but he was, is and always will remain as our ‘Chinna Thala’ and an important man for CSK.
In the latest video uploaded by Chennai Super Kings on their official Twitter handle, the 32-year old cricketer can be seen humming everyone’s favourite ‘Whistle Podu’ track. CSK captioned the image, “The whistlemax #ChinnaThala you just can’t get enough of! #WhistlePodu #YelloveAgain.”
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 12, 2019
Raina played a pivotal role to lead CSK to their third IPL title last year. In 15 IPL matches, he ended up scoring 445 runs at an average of 37.08 and a strike rate of 132.44.
CSK have ended as runners-up on four occasions (2008, 2012, 2013 and 2015) and won the title thrice (2010, 2011 and 2018) – joint-most along with Mumbai Indians (MI). The Yellow Brigade didn’t participate in the 2016 and 2017 edition of IPL due to the spot-fixing ban.