Former Indian cricketer and CSK star Batsman Suresh Raina finally broke his silence on the demise of his Uncle and said he was really devastated with the loss. Raina’s uncle was killed in an attack by robbers in which his cousin is also said to have been injured, it was confirmed by the 33-year old through a series of tweets.
"What happened to my family in Punjab was beyond horrible. My uncle was slaughtered to death, my bua & both my cousins had severe 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," Raina tweeted.
Further Suresh Raina had also expressed his worry to the police department and requested them to find the culprits as soon as possible. The Punjab Director General of Police responded to his request by allotting a special investigation team to find the killers and it is also said that the Chief Minister Amrinder Singh is also closely monitoring the situation.
"Till date, we don't know what exactly had happened that night & 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. @capt_amarinder @CMOPb," Raina said in another tweet.
Speaking on the investigation, DGP Dinkar Gupta believes the crime to have a signature of a categorized criminal tribe and the department is doing the best to track the criminals down.
“Though initial investigations suggest that the attack had the signature of criminals belonging to a denotified criminal tribe, who are often seen to operate along the Punjab-Himachal border, the SIT has been mandated to examine all possible angles”- stated DGP Dinkar Gupta.
In further development to events the CSK star said he has not ruled out the possibility of returning to the CSK camp and one might even see him play the opener. He went on to add that the decision was completely personal as he had to address certain issues regarding the family and once he feels he is good to go he will surely make a return.
The statement by Raina has ended all the speculations over his return as several reasons were put forward by sources on what could be the reason for his return to India.
“It was a personal decision and I had to come back for my family. There was something that needed to be addressed immediately on the home front. CSK is my family too and Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) is very important to me and this was a tough decision. There is no issue between CSK and me. Nobody will just turn their back on Rs 12.5 crore and walk away without a solid reason. I might have retired from international cricket but I'm still young and I am looking forward to playing for them in the IPL for the next 4-5 years,” Raina told Cricbuzz.
“I've been training even while quarantining here. You never know you might see me in the camp there again.”- he added.
The Left-Hander has played 193 matches in the IPL scoring 5368 runs at an average of 33, his runs of 5368 runs places him second in the list of highest run-getters in the history of IPL only 44 runs behind the No.1 spot Virat Kohli. He is also the player to represent CSK on most occasions.
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