IPL: 5 players you never knew were part of Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Even for a team like CSK who get their strategies so well spot on, it is not possible for them to keep hold of players who don't fit into their plans despite the amazing talent they possess.
Updated - Nov 13, 2019 3:36 pm
Over the years, the Chennai Super Kings – CSK have done their scouting pretty well and spotted some amazing talents in the Indian and foreign domestic circuit. The franchise has had a tremendous visionary and a leader in MS Dhoni for such a long period of time and that definitely helped them grow in stature.
The Chennai Super Kings have always believed in having a strong Indian core besides the outstanding quality that the foreigners bring. From their first-ever season till their most recent appearance, they have been successful in coming up with a squad decent enough to make it to the playoffs and they are expected to continue that as long as MS Dhoni is playing.
Even for a team like CSK who get their strategies so well spot on, it is not possible for them to keep hold of players who don’t fit into their plans despite the amazing talent they possess. Here are some players from previous CSK squads who were never remembered for their time in the yellow jersey.
1. Arun Karthik
Not a lot of things went as per his plans as far as Arun Karthik is concerned, but to have hit a six off the last ball off the game with the exact runs needed, to see his side qualify into the semifinals was nothing short of extraordinary. The right-handed batsman from Tamil Nadu is predominantly known for his stint with RCB, but he did represent CSK in the first edition.
He was just 22 years of age when the Super Kings picked him up in the draft, but he never could make an appearance for them in the first three seasons. He remained on the bench for a whopping three seasons before the Royal Challengers roped him in for the 2011 edition.
After a disappointing stint in the IPL, Arun Karthik shifted from Tamil Nadu to represent Kerala in the domestic circuit. He moved there in 2013 and played for them in six seasons, before moving to Puducherry just before the ongoing season started.