Indian Premier League 2020 is the worst ever season for the Chennai Super Kings and Management. CSK for the first time in the history of IPL failed to reach the playoffs in 2020. With the disappointment of not reaching the playoffs, Chennai players are not on the right path with the touch.
Skipper MS Dhoni returned to the Cricket field after almost a year hoping to do the usual work for CSK. But he failed to reach even a half-century mark in 14 games. However, CSK players failed to score runs in the middle in absence of the veteran Suresh Raina.
The Coach and skipper himself confessed that team definitely to change the core. Most of the players from Chennai Super Kings are over 30 years and Shane Watson retiring from all forms of Cricket is a major setback. CSK needs a mega auction ahead of IPL 2021 to get some players to strengthen their core for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
The former batsman and present cricket commentator, Aakash Chopra feels, CSK should not retain MS Dhoni ahead of IPL 2021. Aakash Chopra in his Facebook video said that retaining MS Dhoni for 15 crores will not be a wise option to choose.
Aakash Chopra on retaining MS Dhoni:
“I think CSK should release MS Dhoni going into the mega auction, if there is a mega auction then you will be with that player for three years. But will Dhoni stay with you for three years? I am not saying don’t keep Dhoni, he will play the next IPL, but if you keep him as a retained player but you will have to pay Rs 15 crore,” said Chopra in a video posted on his Facebook account.
Retaining MS Dhoni will cost them 15 crores and it is not sure that MS will play for all three years. The Ranchi based cricketer has turned 39 and is in the last phase of his cricketing career. Chopra stated that CSK should use the money on getting some good players into the squad while getting MS Dhoni with the Right To Match card in the Mega Auction.
“If Dhoni does not stay with you for three years and he plays just the 2021 season, you will get the Rs 15 crore back for the 2022 edition, but how will you find a player worth that Rs 15 crore? That’s the advantage of a mega auction, you can create a big team if you have the money. If you release Dhoni for the mega auction, you can pick him with the right to match card and you can pick the right players by having the desired money in your kitty. You can pick Dhoni in the auction, from CSK point of view, if they release Dhoni and then pick him up in auction, it would be beneficial for them,” Chopra explained.