Reports: CSK retains MS Dhoni for three years, KL Rahul to lead Lucknow in IPL 2022

Reports: CSK retains MS Dhoni for three years, KL Rahul to lead Lucknow in IPL 2022

KL Rahul will part ways with PBKS as per reports.

KL Rahul and MS Dhoni
KL Rahul and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: BCCI/ Twitter)

As per the latest reports around IPL 2022 retention, CSK have retained their legendary skipper, MS Dhoni, for the next three years alongside retaining star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Orange Cap winner of IPL 2021 Ruturaj Gaikwad has also been retained by the franchise and talks are on for the fourth spot to another all-rounder Moeen Ali. If Ali isn’t finalized, CSK are eyeing to retain his teammate Sam Curran for their final spot.

As per the retention policy of BCCI, franchises can retain up to four players and the final list has to be submitted by the teams by November 30. As the mega auction is all set for next month, it remains to be seen teams will back which four main players for further seasons. Dhoni’s retention for three years has made it clear that he will be seen donning the yellow colours again as he stated that he hasn’t yet left.

“Again, I’ve said it before, it depends on BCCI. With two new teams coming in. We have to decide what is good for CSK. It’s not about me being there in top-three or four. It’s about making a strong core to ensure the franchise doesn’t suffer. The core group, we have to have a hard look to see who can contribute for the next 10 years.”

“Still, I haven’t left behind,” concluded MS Dhoni after winning the IPL 2021 Trophy for the fourth time.

KL Rahul to part ways with PBKS: Reports

As per the reports by The Indian express, star batter KL Rahul will be parting ways with PBKS and will be seen leading the new Lucknow franchise. As Lucknow and Ahmedabad have been roped in as two new IPL franchises, the talks are on that their owners are talking with star players. And, as per the reports, Rahul has agreed with the deal with Lucknow.

Talking of another franchise DC, they are set to retain Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw, and star pacer Anrich Mortje. As per reports, Shreyas Iyer wanted to lead the franchise but the Capitals wish to continue with Pant.