IPL 2018: Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja and Stephen Fleming Express Displeasure Over CSK Matches Being Shifted to Pune
Team CSK disappointed with the matches being shifted to Pune (Photo: @IPL/Twitter)

Following the Cauvery Protest in Chennai, the matches of Chennai Super Kings are being shifted to Pune.  Yesterday even the official account of Chennai Super Kings posted an update about the same.  The post read, “Having to shift the home matches from the Den was not something that was on the cards. The lions will roar in Pune and would like to thank all the Super Fans from the #WhistlePoduArmy for all he #Yellove support. Keep them coming.”

Post this, not only the fans but also the players were upset about the news. Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja and Stephen Fleming took to Twitter to express their displeasure. "Very sad for our team @ChennaiIPL and the fans here in Chennai that we won't be playing anymore games here this season. The atmosphere last game was incredible. Let's hope this situation in Tamil Nadu is sorted out asap," tweeted Former Australian cricketer Shane Watson, who was signed by CSK this season.

"Will miss playing on our home ground and entertaining our #Chennai fans this season...You are always in our hearts. On to #Pune now! #IPL2018" Indian batsman Suresh Raina said.

"Heart breaking news..no more ipl games in chennai.. fans have waited two years for CSK to play in front of them at home..hope all the issues get solved soon and matches comes back to chennai soon...Thank u for your love,wishes,prayers would be needed all the time," Harbhajan Singh said.

Sam Billings said, “Gutted that we have had to move from Chepauk, the atmosphere was unbelievable! Thoughts with the fan who was badly hurt last night, no one should go to watch & end up in hospital. Hope he recovers soon & all issues are resolved. Keep supporting us it makes a huge difference!”

Head coach Stephen Fleming, who has been with the franchise since the beginning also expressed dismay. "Sad to be leaving Chennai today. Great to be back and again experience the love and passion the Tamil Nadu fans have for cricket and CSK. I trust a ‘peaceful' resolution is found soon for the problems at hand. Thanks to everyone for making the team so welcome," he said.