Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra advises CSK to release MS Dhoni if BCCI organizes a mega auction ahead of IPL 2021. Dhoni who led CSK since 2008 failed to drag his team into the playoff in the IPL 2020.
Dhoni and CSK relation sofar
Under Dhoni’s captaincy, CSK never failed to enter into a playoff. Dhoni-led CSK won the IPL title three times and stands behind MI’s five trophies. After CSK’s failure in IPL 2020 the franchise keen to rebuild the team from the scratch.
Withdrawl of two key players from IPL 2020 is considered as the greatest drift for CSK. Along with this CSK’s opener, Shane Watson’s retirement also comes into consideration for their rebuilding process.
CSK is also one of the teams who could get more benefit if IPL conducts a full players auction ahead of IPL 2021.
Aakash Chopra needs CSK to release Dhoni
Post IPL 2020 shows the CSK fans are closely watching their franchise move. The heat increases while a talk raises that Dhoni could replace by Faf du Plessis as CSK skipper. Though CSK didn’t make any official announcement fans keep an eye on CSK’s social media activities.
Apart from this Indian former cricketer Aakash Chopra advice CSK to drop MS Dhoni if BCCI conducts a full players auction ahead of IPL 2021.
“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,” Aakash Chopra said in a video posted on his Facebook account.
“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 added.
“CSK needs a mega auction, the side does not have many players that can be retained. If you want to make a team from the scratch, then are you willing to spend big bucks on the likes of Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu? I don’t think that CSK will look at the likes of Raina and Harbhajan if they are making a team from scratch,” Chopra said.