Accordingly veteran indian batsman raina and dhoni play for the same IPL franchise the chennai Super Kings, which is also led by the latter. raina said on 'The Super Kings show' on Star sports tamil "I think we have the best captain who has changed the indian team like anything. Now we have that same aura in our dressing room". Meanwhile the 38 year old dhoni has retired from Test cricket but his future in the limited-overs formats is a subject of intense speculation.
Furthermore the two-time World Cup-winning former captain took a break from cricket after India's exit from the 2019 world cup in England. He is set to be back in action at the IPL, where he will captain the CSK, starting march 23. With three restricted stands at the MA chidambaram Stadium in chennai finally being reopened, raina urged the fans to fill the venue in every CSK home game. The 33 year old Raina, a former india batsman, said "We have all the seats available. Hopefully, we'll have more fans now so that there is it will be more energy on the field".
Moreover Raina, who last played for india in 2018, also expressed his excitement about the prospect of playing with CSK's latest acquisitions. "This year we have a lot of new talent in our team. piyush (Chawla) is there, then we have Hazelwood, sam Curran, Sai kishore from tamil Nadu, he has been bowling really well for them. So, I think we have a lot of mixture of youngsters and seniors."