There have been several rumours about Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja wanting to leave Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Jadeja is India's premier spin-bowling all-rounder across formats but today the Super Kings have managed to ensure they do not lose him at least in the near future.
On Tuesday, November 15, after CSK's official announcements on the 2023 IPL squad which confirmed that Jadeja was retained by the team, the cricketer sent a message reassuring fans across the world stating that 'Everything is fine.' He also shared a picture of him bowing to skipper MS Dhoni.
The post has now won the hearts of CSK fans who were concerned about the future of their star for many months. Moreover, the caption also has "#RESTART" which hints Jadeja is giving another chance to his relationship with the franchise.
Entering the upcoming IPL 2023 auction, CSK had one of their worst seasons as they finished ninth in IPL 2022. But for the 2023 season, they haven't made any major decisions in terms of releasing players.
The four-time champions have announced that they will be releasing veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo but CSK released him last year too, only to buy him back at the auction. Hence there is speculation that they could buy him in the auction.
Similarly, other than Bravo, the Super Kings have released seven more players. Now after releasing players, CSK has a purse of INR 20.45 crore. The four-time champions haven’t brought in any player in the trade window and still have two overseas spots in their team.
Current squad: MS Dhoni (captain), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana.
Players released: Dwayne Bravo (INR 4.4 crore), Robin Uthappa (INR 2 crore), Adam Milne (INR 1.9 crore), Hari Nishaanth (INR 20 lakh), Chris Jordan (INR 3.6 crore), Bhagath Varma (INR 20 lakh), KM Asif (INR 20 lakh), Narayan Jagadeesan (INR 20 lakh)