IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings reveal their retained players in a cryptic tweet
One of the reasons for the growing popularity of IPL 2018 is the return of the Chennai Super Kings and the Royals.
Published - Jan 4, 2018 3:41 pm | Updated - Jan 4, 2018 6:25 pm
The build up to the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has already begun. The tournament is still about four months away but the fans are eagerly waiting for the developments around the popular T20 league. One of the reasons for the growing popularity of IPL 2018 is the return of the Chennai Super Kings and the Royals.
The two sides will be making their comeback to the IPL roster after having served their two year long suspension period. With Chennai Super Kings set to be back in the tournament, the talks about the arguably most popular cricketer in India, MS Dhoni, has also intensified. Amidst this backdrop, the IPL Governing Council recently released the rules for the IPL 2018 auctions.
The rules suggest that a franchise can retain a maximum of 3 players ahead of the auctions. Also, they can get back two more players to their camp by using their Right to Match cards. The cut off date for listing the retained cricketers has been set as January 4. And on the cut-off date, the Chennai Super Kings became the first team to reveal their three retained cricketers.
Albeit there was no media release, the recent social media update of the CSK Twitter handle revealed the news about the three retained players in a cryptic tweet. In the tweet, they mentioned that ‘Madras is 378’. They further added a caption saying, “So are we! #WhistlePodu #SummerIsComing.”
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 4, 2018
Before the fans start scratching their heads about the meaning of the tweet, here is the deciphered version of it. Madras has turned 378 years old. Well, that stands as a fact. And here comes the part that the fans would be very interested in. 3, 7, and 8 refer to the iconic jersey number of three veteran Chennai Super Kings cricketers.
Veteran southpaw Suresh Raina dons the jersey number 3 for the yellow team. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who saw his escalation to the national side after successful stints with CSK, wears the jersey number 8. And lastly, there is no points for guessing who wears the jersey number 7 – MS Dhoni.