Gujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina could miss his first ever IPL match on May 14, 2016. Raina is the only player who holds the record for not missing a single Indian Premier League match since its inception in 2008. But this record could soon change. The reason behind this is because Raina would be flying off to be with his pregnant wife Priyanka Chaudhary. Raina has played 143 matches since inception and is the highest run scorer as well.
Raina at the post-match interview at the Eden Gardens on Sunday said , “I’m flying to Holland to meet my wife tomorrow and I’m all excited.”
With Raina missing his next game against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium on May 14 it would be interesting to see who would lead Gujarat Lions for the match. The most like contenders could either be Aaron Finch or Brendon McCullum.