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5 Players who went from Mumbai Indians to Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are regarded as the two most successful teams of IPL.

Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu of Chennai Super Kings. (Photo by IANS)

The IPL Auction 2020 is just around the corner as all the teams and fans are gearing up for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. As always, the franchises have released their respective lists of retained players ahead of the auction. The team managements have two goals in mind while deciding the player retentions. The first is to maximize their budget while the second is to do away with the under-performing players.

A bunch of these released players end up playing for some other franchise in the succeeding edition of the IPL. As the fans know, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings are regarded as the two most successful teams of the tournament. Thus, it is a dream of every player to be a part of the two teams.

However, in the last 13 years, there have been 5 players whom Mumbai Indians picked first and then in the next year, they donned the Chennai Super Kings jersey. Here’s a list of the 5 cricketers who went from MI to CSK:

Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan Singh(Photo: IANS)

The veteran Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh was the cornerstone of Mumbai Indians in the first 10 years of IPL. He had played only 3 matches in IPL 2008 but in all the next tourneys, Harbhajan was an integral part of the Mumbai-based franchise.

He picked 127 wickets for Mumbai in the 136 games he played for them. Singh had even captained the Mukesh Ambani-owned franchise occasionally. However, because of his ineffective performances, Mumbai released him before IPL 2018.

In IPL Auction 2018, the returning Chennai Super Kings signed him at his base price of 2 Crores INR. The Punjabi player has turned up for MS Dhoni’s side in the last two seasons, scalping 23 wickets in 24 matches. He had an impressive economy rate of 7.09 in IPL 2019.

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