IPL 2020: You are the heartbeat of CSK, Watson tells Raina
Raina will be missed by CSK and the IPL as well, feels Watson
Apart from gaining a competitive edge, both against the opposition and within team-mates, the Indian Premier League has something special as well.
The annual tournament, which is mix of top-rated players and fringe ones, has successfully knitted players into one big family.
Shane Watson's emotional video on social media is testimony.
Watson a mainstay for the franchise Chennai Super Kings posted a video wishing his teammate Suresh Raina who pulled out of the IPL 2020 on Saturday due to personal reasons.
"Thinking of you Suresh @sureshraina -- you and your family are in my thoughts. You will be dearly missed here @chennaiipl. You have always been the heartbeat of the team so we will be doing everything we can to make you proud. Take care mate and stay safe.
"I woke up this morning to a really sad news that Suresh Raina is heading back to India for personal reasons. My heart goes out to you Suresh, I hope you are doing okay mate.
"You are going to be sorely missed from CSK. You have been with the CSK from the start, you are the heartbeat of the team. You are also going to be missed by IPL tournament as well. You are such a star of IPL. But, most importantly, is your well-being and hope you are going okay," Watson added.
The 13th edition of the IPL is scheduled to start in the UAE from September 19 with the final to be played on November 10.
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