Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will probably enter only in the last season.
There are reports of his retirement after the 2023 IPL.
new Delhi. In the mini auction for the new season of the Indian Premier League, all the teams had done their homework. The planning of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the master mind of Chennai Super Kings, was also seen here. The captain of the team, whose IPL next year might be the last tournament, has chosen his successor. In the last season, Ravindra Jadeja was given the responsibility of captaincy but he could not fulfill it.
In the mini auction of IPL, all the 10 franchise teams had reached Kochi with complete planning. England players got huge amount by winning the initial auction. Harry Brook, Ben Stokes and Sam Karen joined the list of highest paid players in the history of the tournament. The strategy with which the Chennai team reached the auction was successful in implementing it properly.
Dhoni’s master stroke
Captain Dhoni’s hand is definitely behind whatever decisions are made in Chennai Super Kings. Everyone knows how much his role is in making the team and winning the trophy. In the mini auction held in Kochi, Dhoni’s team went in search of the future captain. He caught everyone’s attention with his brilliant captaincy in the recent Test series in Pakistan. The Chennai team included him in the team by placing a high bid of 16.25 crores.
Chennai got the next captain
Stokes was joined by the Chennai team by placing a bid higher than 16 crores. This money was not given to an all-rounder just for his bowling and batting ability. Such a high bid has been spent on Stokes for being given the responsibility of captaincy in future. Everyone knows that Jadeja could not handle the captaincy and Dhoni might retire after this season. In such a situation, Stokes is the only player who will take the team forward.
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 23, 2022, 16:56 IST