Suresh Raina, one of the successful batsmen of the Indian Premier League, whom people call by name like Mr. IPL, did not find any buyer in this times mega auction. In the two-day auction held on 12 and 13 February 2022 in Bangalore, all 10 teams came to bid for 600 players. Chennai joined many of its old players but did not bid on Raina. The team issued a message for him after he went unsold at the auction.
Raina had joined the mega auction for the 15th season of IPL with an amount of 2 crores. No team showed interest in buying him on the first day. After this, he was again included in the final set on the second day. This time too, no franchise team showed interest in buying him.
This will be only the second time after 2008 that Raina will not play in the IPL. In the year 2020, he withdrew his name due to Corona. CSK issued their message wishing the stalwart the best of luck if Raina was not selected in the mega auction. Chinna Thala, super thanks to you for the yellow memory you gave to all of us.
Raina is at number four in the list of highest run scorers in IPL history. Playing 205 matches, this player has scored 5528 runs and has also taken 25 wickets. During this his best score was an unbeaten 100. Scored 5528 runs with 39 half-centuries. Raina hit 203 sixes and 506 fours in IPL.