The thought of not coming back to CSK never crossed my mind: MS Dhoni
On the occasion, he also accepted that he was hurt when the side was slapped with a two-year suspension.
Published - Jan 19, 2018 6:26 pm | Updated - Jan 20, 2018 12:32 pm
With Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 auction around, the interesting talks of which team will look for which set of players is doing rounds. With Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals rejoining the IPL after their 2-year suspension, the auction gets bigger and exciting.
Although CSK didn’t have to think twice before retaining their skipper MS Dhoni. The former India captain while speaking at an event in Chennai also said that there was no thought of not coming back to his second home. With the Super Kings serving the ban, Dhoni was bought by Rising Pune Supergiant. He captained the side for their first edition but in the previous season, he was sacked by the team management and Australia captain Smith handled the responsibility.
A number of teams approached me
Dhoni in an interesting revelation said that a number of franchises were in contact to get him aboard but according to the 36-year-old, there was no question of not coming back to join the side.
“The thought of not coming back never crossed my mind,” said Dhoni during the event when asked if joining the side was a natural choice. “A lot of people approached me, I can tell you that. But, you know, I can’t think (of) not coming back to CSK,” the skipper added.
He affirmed the fact that Chennai is like a second home to him. He said that CSK fans have adopted him and they have treated him like their own. He also expressed that the team management, their players as well as the fans conducted themselves amazingly during the two-year ban.
Dhoni led the CSK to two consecutive IPL trophy (2010 and 2011) while they won the Champions League T20 in 2010. Apart from the veteran, CSK also retained his deputy Suresh Raina and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja during the player retention window.
With the auction set to take place on 27th and 28th January, Dhoni announced that the side will try to get the local boy, Ravichandran Ashwin during the auction. On the occasion, he also accepted that he was hurt when the side was slapped with a two-year suspension.