MS Dhoni doesn’t want CSK to lose money trying to retain him: CSK owner N Srinivasan

CSK owner N Srinivasan revealed that MS Dhoni is against the policy of being retained before the mega auction.

Abhinav Goel Author

Updated - 3 November 2021 11:04 am

MS Dhoni is undoubtedly one of the most loved cricketers in India. He has always put his team first over himself throughout his playing career. Known for his calm and cool demeanor on the field, the Chennai Super Kings skipper is a role model for many youngsters. Dhoni led CSK to their fourth IPL title in the recently-concluded IPL 2021 as CSK defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the final.

Recently, Chennai Super Kings owner N Srinivasan revealed that skipper MS Dhoni does not want the franchise to needlessly lose a lot of money while retaining him in the upcoming IPL 2022 Mega Auction. IPL will become a ten-team tournament from next year with the addition of Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchises. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will conduct a mega auction ahead of the 2022 season to ensure the two new teams get a fair chance at building their squads from the scratch.

As per the IPL Team retention policy for this year's auctions, a team can only retain up to four players with no right-to-match cards available. There are two different forms of retaining the players. Either team can keep two Indian and two overseas players or three Indians and one overseas player.

MS is a very fair person: N Srinivasan

Speaking to Editorji, N Srinivasan stated that MS Dhoni is against the policy of being retained before the mega auction. “MS is a very fair person. He wanted the retention policy to come out as he didn’t want CSK to lose money trying to retain him. That is the reason why he gave different replies to people. However, he made a very regnant statement. On being asked about the legacy he left behind, he said I am not gone. So, that says it all,” N Srinivasan said.

Earlier in October, a CSK official had revealed that the first retention card at the IPL 2022 auction will be used to retain MS Dhoni. There were doubts in the minds of the fans whether Dhoni will continue to be around in Yellow. However, the CSK official made it clear that the veteran wicket-keeper will be back at CSK for IPL 2022.