Categories: Cricket NewsIPL 2020
| On Updated : May 30, 2020 5:29 PM IST

RCB CEO narrates story of rejecting MS Dhoni in IPL 2008 Auction

Since winning the 2007 T20 World Cup, MS Dhoni became a household name due to his excellent captaincy and aggressive batting. His popularity in T20 cricket made Dhoni the biggest star player in the first Indian Premier League auction in 2008, a year later.

In the first mega auction of the IPL, Dhoni emerged as the most favorite player among all the teams. There was a fierce competition between the teams to buy them, but in the end they were bought by Chennai Super Kings for $ 1.5 million. The team of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was also involved in the race to buy Dhoni, but eventually withdrew from the race.

RCB revealed, why Dhoni was not bought at auction

Former RCB CEO Charu Sharma has revealed why his team backed out after bidding for Dhoni. According to a Times Now report, Charu Sharma told ESPNcricinfo, ‘Imagine the criticism that Chennai would have had if Dhoni had failed. We knew from the beginning that the way the bidding was done was not for us. This is not a one-man show, it is a team game. Suppose he was out for zero in one or two matches, he would have failed. Fans in Chennai would then turn around and ask ‘Was he really worth it?'

CSK gained humongous success under Dhoni's leadership

RCB will surely regret if they don't think of buying Dhoni as Dhoni has not only proved to be a star batsman for Chennai Super Kings but has also helped them win two champions league along with two IPL titles under his captaincy. While RCB team has not been able to win a single title so far.

Prakhar Aryan @imprakhararyan

Just a boy who loves watching and writing cricket. To me Cricket is not everything, not by any means, but it is a large part of who I am.