Twitter Reactions: MS Dhoni all set to find his way back to CSK
Franchises will be now able to retain up to 5 players via a combination of pre-auction retention and Right to Match (RTM) cards.
Updated - Dec 6, 2017 4:00 pm
Fans can finally breathe easy as MS Dhoni is all set to don the yellow jersey for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) once again. The dispute regarding the player retention policy was resolved after long deliberation at the tournament’s governing council meeting on December 6 (Wednesday). Franchises will be now able to retain up to 5 players via a combination of pre-auction retention and Right to Match (RTM) cards.
Up till now, there had been sufficient ambiguity regarding the retention pool for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) franchises. Since they will be making a comeback into the tournament after a two year-long hiatus, the player pool being offered to them for retention had been under the scanner. Reportedly, one particular franchise had also objected to the entire scheme of retaining players, adding to the indecision.
MS Dhoni to play for Chennai Super Kings after two long years
According to the decision taken in the governing council meeting, an IPL franchise will be eligible to retain up to 5 players via a combination of Player Retention (Pre-auction) and Right to Match (RTM) Card (During auction), with the conditions that a maximum of either 3 retention or 3 RTMs can be made, subject to the franchises’ discretion. Also, even if no pre-auction retention is made by a franchise, they’ll be eligible for up to 3 RTMs.
Further, for the returning franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, the player retention pool would consist of the players who’d been a part of these two respective franchises in the 2015 edition of the tournament and had subsequently played for Rising Pune Supergiants or Gujarat Lions. Since Dhoni satisfies the condition, he’ll be eligible for being retained by the CSK franchise. This news is bound to bring abundant elation to the CSK fans, who’ve waited patiently for two years to see their beloved franchise take the field, and their favourite MSD to don the yellow jersey once again.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news
BREAKING NEWS: 3 players can be retained pre-auction in #IPL2017. The player pool available for CSK will be the players’ who played for us in IPL 2015 and were part of RPS and GL squads in 2017.
— Srini Mama ? (@SriniMama16) December 6, 2017
Dear MS Dhoni,
Welcome back to CSK and as usual please take the team to finals!
— Broken Pundit (@Brokenpundit) December 6, 2017
The Lion ? Will be Back to CSK from IPL 2018.
Yesssss Dhoni is set to return back to our CSK team.
— J Anbazhagan (@JAnbazhagan) December 6, 2017
MS Dhoni set for CSK Return…. pic.twitter.com/rkfn2IZGy0
— ரோபல்மேக்ஸ்…. (@roflmaxx) December 6, 2017
Question for @ChennaiIPL fans. How many of the old CSK players who played for either Rising Pune or Gujarat Lions (that is the rule) would you want to retain? Emotional call? Or pragmatic team building?
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 6, 2017
Namma thala DHONI back where he belongs! It's time to reclaim what's ours.
— Abinanth C (@abinanth19) December 6, 2017
— ℳr.ஐடியா மணி™ (@kannan0420) December 6, 2017
— Sriram (@Sriram_MSD7) December 6, 2017
Dhoni Fans right now pic.twitter.com/fBuYrTUGIp
— மதுரையான் (@CitizenSaravana) December 6, 2017
And my throat is paining now after shouting for 2 mins straight when the news flashed THAT MS DHONI TO RETURN TO CSK!! #MyManInOurDen ??
— Srijeeta Guha? (@Srijeeta7) December 6, 2017
Dhoni coming back to CSK, is like Panneerselvam returning the temporary control to Jayalalitha #IPL2018
— Vinod (@imJr19) December 6, 2017
— ?ARUN SIDD? (@adyararun01) December 6, 2017
Based on the approved #IPL2018 Player retention and Right to buy back rules, CSK has the option of buying back Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Bravo and McCullum..
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) December 6, 2017
— ?~!$H@~? (@Isha_S2411) December 6, 2017
— Rhevanth Charan (@rhevanth95) December 6, 2017
— Mersal Uma ❤ (@MersalUma07) December 6, 2017