- Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Moeen Ali and Rituraj Gaikwad return to Chennai Super Kings
- Chennai has retained Ravindra Jadeja as the first player and Dhoni as the second player.
- Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo and Faf du Plessis fail to make a comeback
Five-time IPL champion Chennai Super Kings has returned captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Apart from this, star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, young batsman Rituraj Gaikwad and England’s Moeen Ali have been included in the team.
However, Chennai has retained Jadeja as the first player. As per the retention policy, the first player will get a maximum of Rs. While Dhoni has been retained as the second player. Chennai has spent Rs 16 crore to retain Jadeja. Whereas Mahendra Singh Dhoni has returned Rs 12 crore. Moeen Ali has returned Rs 8 crore and Rituraj Gaikwad has returned Rs 6 crore.
Earlier, Chennai team owner N Srinivasan had said that Dhoni had asked the team management not to retain him. After his statement, various speculations started being made. In the end, Chennai has returned Dhoni. Dhoni himself wanted Chennai to spend more money on a young player instead of himself.
However, the other big thing is that Chennai has chosen Moeen Ali in place of star better Faf du Plessis. It is not yet known what he will do after leaving office. It is not yet known what he will do after leaving office.
While Rituraj Gaikwad got the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs in IPL 2021. There is no doubt that he will be retained in the team and he has managed to retain his place in the team. There are speculations that the Chennai team may also make Gaikwad the captain in future.
At the same time, there will be a shortage of star players in the team. These players include star batsman Suresh Raina, who has been the second most important player of Chennai after Dhoni. Raina has also played an important role in the success of Chennai. West Indies all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar were also dropped from the list.