CSK Retained Players – Chennai Super Kings have been the most consistent side in the history of Indian Premier League (IPL). Barring their two-year absence in the last decade, the Men in Yellow have managed to make it to the last four in all previous editions except one in 2020.
Former Indian captain, MS Dhoni guided his side to their fourth IPL title after a dominating campaign in UAE. CSK are one of the few franchises, who have been able to keep their core unchanged since many years, and will be hoping to do the same ahead of the IPL Mega Auction 2022.
According to confirmed reports, Chennai Super Kings have used their full quota of four retentions ahead of the Mega Auction. Ravindra Jadeja was the franchise’s first retention this time around, followed by captain, MS Dhoni. Young gun, Ruturaj Gaikwad came in on the fourth spot after a breakthrough season last time around. Moeen Ali was the third name on the list, given his noteworthy contributions with the bat and ball.
There was absolutely no doubt in regards to whether Ravindra Jadeja would be retained or not. Nicknamed as ‘Sir Ravindra Jadeja,’ the charismatic all-rounder leaves you mesmerized with his performances in all three departments of the game. Like every season, Jadeja was a key player in CSK’s revival this year, as he guided his side to their fourth IPL title. Being the first retention, Jadeja will bag a whooping salary of Rs.16 cr per year.
Ravindra Jadeja IPL 2021 Stats (Batting)
Ravindra Jadeja IPL 2021 Stats (Bowling)
MS Dhoni has been the face of Chennai Super Kings, ever since the inception of the tournament way back in 2008. Many thought that last season would be Dhoni’s last outing in a Yellow jersey, however, we can expect him to lead his side atleast for the next two-three seasons. Being the second name on the retention list, the former Indian skipper will bag a salary of Rs 12 cr per season.
MS Dhoni IPL 2021 Stats
Prior to the season beginning in April this year, not many would have expected Moeen Ali to be the third name of the retention list. However, Moeen Ali has answered his critics in style as he proved to be one of the most valuable players for his side in the season-winning campaign. MS Dhoni is generally fond of players who are spin bowling all-rounders, and have the flexibility to move up and down the middle order. The Englishman was given an opportunity to bat at number three, and took his chances on most occasions. He has been retained for a price tag of Rs 8 cr.
Moeen Ali IPL 2021 Stats
Time and time again, IPL gives us a few surprises in the form of youngsters who take the season by storm. Ruturaj Gaikwad was certainly one of the standout performers in the league last season, as he bagged the Orange Cap, ahead of his teammate and partner in crime, Faf du Plessis. His consistent performances have earned him a retention at Chennai Super Kings ahead of the Mega Auction. Gaikwad will earn a salary of Rs 6 cr per year till the time of the next mega auction.
Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL 2021 Stats
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The Indian Premier League retention live updates will be broadcasted on the Star Sports Network. The retention process will be broadcasted in English and Hindi, while it can be streamed live on Disney+Hotstar app at 9:30 PM IST on 30 November.