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CSK retains Dhoni; Rahul to lead Lucknow franchise in IPL 2022

Four-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have reportedly retained their captain MS Dhoni for the next three seasons of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).

As per a report in The Indian Express, CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was the Orange Cap winner in IPL 2021, and star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have also been retained by the franchise ahead of the mega auction, scheduled to be held in December.

Notably, as per the BCCI’s retention policy for IPL 2022, all teams are allowed to retain a maximum of four players and a list of the retention has to be submitted by November 30.

Meanwhile, CSK are also reportedly in talks with England all-rounder Moeen Ali to take the final retention spot however, if it doesn’t happens for any reason, the Yellow Brigade would aim to retain England all-rounder Sam Curran.

Notably, if the report comes true, it would mean that CSK star batter Suresh Raina will be going under the manner during the mega auctions.

On the other hand, Mumbai Indians, another most successful franchise of the lucrative league, are set to retain skipper Rohit Sharma and pacer Jasprit Bumrah.

The report further said that negotiations for Kieron Pollard are still on wicketkeeper-batsman Ishan Kishan can also be retained.

The Rohit-led franchise are also aiming to sign Suryakumar Yadav at the mega auction.

Meanwhile, Delhi Capitals (DC) are set to retain Rishabh Pant, Axar Patel, Prithvi Shaw and South African pacer Anrich Nortje.

Moreover, Punjab Kings’ skipper KL Rahul is most likley to part ways with the Ness Wadia and Preity Zinta co-owned franchise and will reportedly lead the newly inducted Lucknow franchise in the IPL 2022.

Three-time champions and IPL 2021 runners-up Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will retain West Indian duo of Andre Russell and Sunil Narine while negotiations with spinner Varun Chakravarthy, Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer are still on.

Significantly, the next edition of the IPL will now be a ten-team affair following the addition of Ahmedabad and Lucknow franchise recently and will reportedly begin on April 2 in Chennai.

Recently, in his speech at CSK’s fourth IPL win celebration event in Chennai, board secretary Jay Shah had said that the IPL will be making a return to India after the entire 2020 season and a half-season of 2021 edition were staged in the UAE due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I know you all are waiting to see the CSK play at Chepauk. Well, the moment is not very far. The 15th season of the IPL will take place in India and it will be more exciting than ever with two new teams joining. We have a mega auction coming up, so it will be interesting to see what the new combinations look like,” Shah had said at the function.

On the other hand, the Mega Auction for the next IPL season will be staged in December and the board secretary expected that the event will be ever more interesting with new combinations.

“We have a mega auction coming up, so it will be interesting to see what the new combinations look like,” Shah had further said.

IPL 2022 likely to kick-off on April 2, says Report

The next edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), which will now be a ten-team affair following the addition of Ahmedabad and Lucknow recently, is most likely to begin on April 2 in Chennai.

According to a report in Cricbuzz, the fixtures of the upcoming season have not been finalised yet however, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has internally conveyed to the key stakeholders that the board is planning to start the 16th edition of the lucrative league on April 2 in Chennai.

As the next season will have a total of 74 games, the BCCI has discussed internally that the length of the season will be for over 60 days. As a result, the final could be played in the first weekend of June.

In the revised format, each team will have 14 league games with the current format of seven home and away games each retained.

Meanwhile, as the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are the defending champions, Chepauk stadium will be the obvious choice for the inaugural game however, there is no formal call on whether their opponents will, again, be Mumbai Indians, which has been the case mostly.

Recently, in his speech at CSK’s fourth IPL win celebration event in Chennai, board secretary Jay Shah had said that the IPL will be making a return to India after the entire 2020 season and a half-season of 2021 edition were staged in the UAE due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I know you all are waiting to see the CSK play at Chepauk. Well, the moment is not very far. The 15th season of the IPL will take place in India and it will be more exciting than ever with two new teams joining. We have a mega auction coming up, so it will be interesting to see what the new combinations look like,” Shah had said at the function.

On the other hand, the Mega Auction for the next IPL season will be staged in December and the board secretary expected that the event will be ever more interesting with new combinations.

“We have a mega auction coming up, so it will be interesting to see what the new combinations look like,” Shah had further said.

Earlier on October 25, the BCCI had confirmed that the Sanjeev Goenka-owned RPSG group and international investment firm – CVC Capital – have bagged the ownership rights of the two new franchises of the cash-rich league.

“BCCI is pleased to announce the following successful bidders (subject to definitive documentation and other formalities being completed): 1. RPSG Ventures Ltd. – Lucknow (for INR 7090 crores) 2. Irelia Company Pte Ltd. (CVC Capital Partners) – Ahmedabad (for INR 5625 crores),” the board had said.

This year, the IPL 2021 season was postponed indefinately due to the emergence of multiple Covid-19 positive cases in the tournament’s bio-bubble during the second leg following which, the board had announced to shift the league to the UAE.

No CSK without MS Dhoni: N Srinivasan

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president and India Cements Ltd (ICL) vice-chairman N Srinivasan has emphatically said that there is no Chennai Super Kings (CSK) without their current skipper MS Dhoni.

Recently under the captaincy of Dhoni, the Yellow Brigade lifted their fourth IPL trophy after the side defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs in the final of the 2021 season in Dubai.

Showering praise on Dhoni, Srinivasan told reporters: “It was a remarkable win. It puts Chennai on top of the world.”

When asked about Dhoni’s future with CSK, he said: “Dhoni is part and parcel of CSK. There is no CSK without Dhoni and there is no Dhoni without CSK.”

Recently, Dhoni had hinted that he will play the next season of the IPL while his franchise had reportedly said that a decision on whether to retain the talismanic skipper will be taken only after knowing the rules of the system.

The BCCI is yet to lay down the retention rules as two more teams are set to be added in the 2022 edition of the cash-rich league.

Earlier after winning his fourth IPL trophy for the Yellow Brigade, Dhoni had said that he hadn’t decided how he would fit into the retention scheme of things.

“Again I’ve said it before, it depends on the BCCI. With two new teams coming in, we have to decide what is good for CSK,” Dhoni said after CSK defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs in the summit clash of IPL 2021 on Friday.

“It’s not about me being there in the top-three or four. It’s about making a strong core to ensure the franchise doesn’t suffer. The core group, we have to have a hard look to see who can contribute for the next 10 years,” he had said.

Earlier, a CSK official had said that although they were not aware of the retention rules however, if it is followed in the next auction, the franchise will use it for Dhoni.

Earlier on october 5, Dhoni had hinted that he will play for the Yellow Brigade for at least one more IPL season by saying that his fans can see him play a ‘farewell game’ in Chennai next year.

Dhoni, 40, in an event celebrating 75 years of India Cements, said that he hopes to play his last match in Chennai.

“When it comes to farewell, you can still come and see me play for CSK and that can be my farewell game. So, you will still get that opportunity to bid me farewell. Hopefully, we will come to Chennai and play my last game over there and we can meet the fans there,” Dhoni said while interacting with fans during the virtual event.

Under Dhoni, CSK has made to nine IPL finals in the 12 seasons they had featured so far in the history of the lucrative league.

The team under Dhoni had first won the coveted trophy in the year 2010 before winning it again in 2011, 2018 and 2021.

CSK also has the highest win percentage of matches among all teams in the IPL which is  59.83 percent. The Yellow Brigade also hold the records of most appearances in the IPL playoffs as they have made it to eleven times from 12.

CSK to take call on Dhoni after knowing retention rules

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has hinted that he will play the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and his franchise has now reportedly said that a decision on whether to retain the talismanic skipper will be taken only after knowing the rules of the system.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to lay down the retention rules as two more teams are set to be added in the 2022 edition of the cash-rich league.

Earlier after winning his fourth IPL trophy for the Yellow Brigade, Dhoni had said that he hadn’t decided how he would fit into the retention scheme of things.

“Again I’ve said it before, it depends on the BCCI. With two new teams coming in, we have to decide what is good for CSK,” Dhoni said after CSK defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 27 runs in the summit clash of IPL 2021 on Friday.

“It’s not about me being there in the top-three or four. It’s about making a strong core to ensure the franchise doesn’t suffer. The core group, we have to have a hard look to see who can contribute for the next 10 years,” he had said.

Earlier, a CSK official had said that although they were not aware of the retention rules however, if it is followed in the next auction, the franchise will use it for Dhoni.

Earlier on october 5, Dhoni had hinted that he will play for the Yellow Brigade for at least one more IPL season by saying that his fans can see him play a ‘farewell game’ in Chennai next year.

Dhoni, 40, in an event celebrating 75 years of India Cements, said that he hopes to play his last match in Chennai.

“When it comes to farewell, you can still come and see me play for CSK and that can be my farewell game. So, you will still get that opportunity to bid me farewell. Hopefully, we will come to Chennai and play my last game over there and we can meet the fans there,” Dhoni said while interacting with fans during the virtual event.

Under Dhoni, CSK has made to nine IPL finals in the 12 seasons they had featured so far in the history of the lucrative league.

The Yellow Brigade has now won four IPL titles.

They had first won the coveted trophy in the year 2010 before winning it again in 2011, 2018 and 2021.

CSK also has the highest win percentage of matches among all teams in the IPL which is  59.83 percent. The Yellow Brigade also hold the records of most appearances in the IPL playoffs as they have made it to eleven times from 12.

The team under Dhoni had also won the Champions League Twenty20 tournament in 2010 and 2014.

IPL 2021: Dinesh Karthik reprimanded for breach of IPL Code of Conduct

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has been reprimanded for breaching the Indian Premier League (IPL) code of conduct during his team’s Qualifier 2 match against Delhi Capitals in Sharjah.

Karthik was accused of breaching Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s code of conduct, the league said in a statement.

Level 1 offence 2.2 relates to “Abuse of cricket equipment or clothing, ground equipment or fixtures and fittings during a Match”.

According to the IPL statement, Karthik admitted to his offense and accepted the sanction.

“Dinesh Karthik, the Kolkata Knight Riders wicketkeeper-batsman, has been reprimanded for breaching the VIVO Indian Premier League’s (IPL) Code of Conduct during his team’s Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals at Sharjah on Wednesday 13th October 2021. Mr Karthik admitted to the Level 1 offence 2.2 of the IPL’s Code of Conduct and accepted the sanction,” the league’s statement said.

According to the IPL, tor Level 1 breach of the Code of Conduct, the Match Referee’s decision is final and binding.

The IPL decision came a few hours after Qualifier 2 in which KKR held their nerves to defeat Delhi Capitals to reach the final of the ongoing season.

Earlier on Wednesday, Venkatesh Iyer’s valuable half-century (55 off 41) helped KKR beat Delhi Capitals by three wickets in a thrilling Qualifier 2 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Prior to that, spme clinical bowling by KKR helped them restrict Delhi Capitals to 135/5 in 20 overs.

For Delhi, opener Shikhar Dhawan (36), Shreyas Iyer (30*) were the top-scorers while Varun Chakravarthy (2/26) was the most successful bowler for KKR.

Chasing a total of 136 runs for victory, Iyer slammed his third fifty of the season while Gill and Nitish Rana also made important contributions of 46 and 13 respectively to help the team reach close to the finish line.

Two-time champions KKR will now face the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the summit clash of the 14th edition at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Friday.

The CSK had earlier, defeated Delhi Capitals in the first qualifier on Sunday to enter their ninth IPL final.

CSK are three-time champions of the cash-rich league and are one of the most successful side in the history of the tournament.

IPL 2021: CSK sign Dominic Drakes as replacement for Sam Curran

Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have signed Barbados all-rounder Dominic Drakes as a replacement for injured England all-rounder Sam Curran for the remainder of the ongoing 2021 season of the lucrative league.

Drakes, an uncapped West Indian all-rounder, has played one First-Class, 25 List A and 19 T20 matches in his career so far.

As per reports, Drakes, a left-handed batsman and a left-arm medium pacer, was already in the IPL bio-bubble as he was picked up by defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) as a net bowler.

Recently, Drakes, 23, starred with an unbeaten 48 off 24 balls to help his side St Kitts and Nevis Patriots win the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2021 title in September this year.

Meanwhile, he had also scalped 16 wickets to become the joint fourth-highest wicket taker in the tournament.

Currently, the MS Dhoni-led CSK is at the second place in the eight-team points table with 18 points in their kitty from 13 matches.

The Yellow Briage will next face Punjab Kings in their last league match of the 2021 season on Thursday at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.

Earlier on Tuesday, Curran was ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing season as well as the upcoming T20 World Cup, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had confirmed.

“He [Sam Curran] will fly back to the UK in the next couple of days and will have further scans and a full review later this week from the ECB’s medical team,” the ECB release stated.

Curran, 23, complained of pain in his back after the IPL fixture against Rajasthan Royals at Abu Dhabi last Saturday following which scans revealed the nature of his injury and ruled him out of the showpiece event, which will begin on October 17 in the UAE and Oman.

So far, Curran has featured in nine IPL games this IPL season for CSK. He scalped nine wickets at an economy of 9.93 beside scoring 56 runs from four innings.

Curran will now also miss the reminder of ongoing IPL season, CSK said on Twitter.

“Unfortunately I have received a gutting news that I will unfortunately be missing the remainder of the IPL season and the World Cup. Extremely gutted…absolutely loved my time with Chennai this season. The boys are doing extremely well. It hasn’t really sunk in yet but I’m leaving with the team in a fantastic space. The boys are playing really good cricket. I want to be supporting them from where I am in the next few days. Once it’s all sunk in, I’ll definitely be supporting the team and I’m sure they can go all the way and lift the trophy,” Curran told CSK.

“Just want to say a massive thank you to all the Chennai Super Kings fans, I’ve absolutely loved all your support in the last two seasons I’ve been playing. It won’t be long until I’m back running, bowling and batting in front of all you guys. I’ll be back stronger, until then stay safe. Cheers guys,” he added.

Commenting on Curran’s injury, CSK CEO KS Viswanathan said: “It’s really unfortunate that Curran won’t be available for the rest of the season due to a lower back injury. We wish him a speedy recovery and I’m sure he will emerge stronger from this.:

“BCCI has been informed about the injury,” he had added.

Dhoni hints at playing IPL 2022

Chennai Super Kings’s (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni has hinted that he will play for the Yellow Brigade for at least one more Indian Premier League (IPL) season by saying that his fans can see him play a ‘farewell game’ in Chennai next year.

Dhoni may have retired from the international format but is continuing to display his skill and abilities in the IPL and even as many of his fans still want to see their charismatic leader on the field, a big question still remains unanswered as till when the World Cup winning captain will continue to play in the cash-rich league.

However, Dhoni, 40, in an event celebrating 75 years of India Cements, said that he hopes to play his last match in Chennai.

“When it comes to farewell, you can still come and see me play for CSK and that can be my farewell game. So, you will still get that opportunity to bid me farewell. Hopefully, we will come to Chennai and play my last game over there and we can meet the fans there,” Dhoni said while interacting with fans during the virtual event.

Replying to a fan’s question on his decision to retire from international cricket on August 15 last year, Dhoni said: “It can’t be a better day than that, 15th of August.”

Talking about CSK’s ability to remain composed in crunch situations in big matches, the CSK skipper said: “We try to keep it as normal as possible. We try to prepare well by having enough sleep and prepare for the opposition we are playing against.”

“We are a process-driven team and we know that if we follow the process if we execute the plans well if we do the small things right, we will get the desired result, we know the result is a byproduct and that also keeps us calm.

“We live in the moment and enjoy each other’s company. We know that if we play to our potential, we can beat the opposition. If the opposition has to beat us, they have to play better cricket,” he concluded.

In the ongoing season, three-time champions CSK are currently sitting on the second spot with 18 points.

Even as there is no doubt over Dhoni’s abilities as a captain, his batting has struggled, especially in the last two IPL seasons as he could manage only 200 runs from 14 matches in the 2020 season while in the ongoing season, he could only gather merely 84 runs from 13 games.

Recently, Dhoni, who retired from international cricket last year, was appointed mentor of Team India for the upcoming T20 World Cup, starting October 17 in the UAE.

Last month, Dhoni’s appointment as Team India’s mentor for the showpiece event was made official by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

Shah, while announcing the India squad, had said that Dhoni was keen on contributing to the senior national team and his appointment as a mentor was only for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

“Mr Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be joining Team India as mentor for the upcoming T20 World Cup. I am glad that MS has accepted BCCI’s offer and he is keen to contribute to the national team once again. MS will work closely with Mr Ravi Shastri as well as other support staff to provide support and direction to Team India,” Shah had said.

Sam Curran ruled out of IPL 2021 remainder, T20 World Cup

England all-rounder Sam Curran was on Tuesday ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing Indian Premier League  (IPL) 2021 as well as the upcoming T20 World Cup, the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed on Tuesday.

His brother Tom Curran has now been drafted into England’s squad with left-arm seamer Reece Topley added as a travelling reserve.

“He [Sam Curran] will fly back to the UK in the next couple of days and will have further scans and a full review later this week from the ECB’s medical team,” the ECB release stated.

Curran, 23, complained of pain in his back after the IPL fixture against Rajasthan Royals at Abu Dhabi last Saturday following which scans revealed the nature of his injury and ruled him out of the showpiece event, which will begin on October 17 in the UAE and Oman.

So far, Curran has featured in nine IPL games this IPL season for three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He scalped nine wickets at an economy of 9.93 beside scoring 56 runs from four innings.

Curran will now also miss the reminder of ongoing IPL season, CSK said on Twitter.

“Unfortunately I have received a gutting news that I will unfortunately be missing the remainder of the IPL season and the World Cup. Extremely gutted…absolutely loved my time with Chennai this season. The boys are doing extremely well. It hasn’t really sunk in yet but I’m leaving with the team in a fantastic space. The boys are playing really good cricket. I want to be supporting them from where I am in the next few days. Once it’s all sunk in, I’ll definitely be supporting the team and I’m sure they can go all the way and lift the trophy,” Curran told CSK.

“Just want to say a massive thank you to all the Chennai Super Kings fans, I’ve absolutely loved all your support in the last two seasons I’ve been playing. It won’t be long until I’m back running, bowling and batting in front of all you guys. I’ll be back stronger, until then stay safe. Cheers guys,” he added.

Commenting on Curran’s injury, CSK CEO KS Viswanathan said: “It’s really unfortunate that Curran won’t be available for the rest of the season due to a lower back injury. We wish him a speedy recovery and I’m sure he will emerge stronger from this.:

“BCCI has been informed about the injury,” he added.

England are grouped alongside Australia, South Africa and defending champions West Indies in Group 1 of the T20 World Cup.

England Squad:

Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

IPL 2021 going to be last for Dhoni, reckons former Aussie cricketer

Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have retired from the international format but is continuing to display his skill and abilities in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and even as many of his fans still want to see their charismatic leader on the field, a big question still remains unanswered as till when the World Cup winning captain will continue to play in the cash-rich league.

Now, former Australia spinner Brad Hogg has reckoned that the ongoing 2021 season is going to be Dhoni’s last in the IPL.

Hogg’s statement comes after the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain was bowled off the bowling of Varun Chakravarthy for just a run in the IPL game against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.

Even as there is no doubt over Dhoni’s abilities as a captain, his batting has struggled, especially in the last two IPL seasons as he could manage only 200 runs from 14 matches in the 2020 season while in the ongoing season, he could only gather merely 52 runs from 10 games.

“I think he’s going to retire at the end of the year from IPL cricket. The way he got out to Chakravarthy the other day with the wrong un’, there was a huge gap between bat and pad. I think the reflexes of the 40-year-old are just starting to wane. His keeping has been sensational,” Hogg said on his YouTube channel.

“It’s good for Indian cricket and CSK that he is still going because of his leadership out in the middle. He’s keeping things calm and helped Jadeja grow as a cricketer and developing youngsters as well. Just the way that he walked off, that body language, there was a glint in the eye that said I think I’ve just lost that sharpness,” he added.

Recently, Dhoni, who retired from international cricket last year, was appointed mentor of Team India for the upcoming T20 World Cup, starting October 17 in the UAE.

Hogg however, also felt that although Dhoni would retire as a player, he is likely to take up a managerial role with CSK along with Stephen Fleming.

“At the age of 40 and with the role that he’s got with the Indian Cricket Team going into that T20 World Cup, I think he’ll move into a management role or even the head coach of CSK,” Hogg expressed.

“Probably the management role and sit alongside Stephen Fleming and help out develop the youngsters but also create a good strategy for the new wave of CSK cricketers moving forward because you need someone of that quality around that knows Indian conditions, knows the Indian people and has a good rapport with the players,” he added.

Earlier this month, Dhoni’s appointment as Team India’s mentor for the showpiece event was made official by BCCI secretary Jay Shah.

Shah, while announcing the India squad, had said that Dhoni was keen on contributing to the senior national team and his appointment as a mentor was only for the upcoming T20 World Cup.

“Mr Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be joining Team India as mentor for the upcoming T20 World Cup. I am glad that MS has accepted BCCI’s offer and he is keen to contribute to the national team once again. MS will work closely with Mr Ravi Shastri as well as other support staff to provide support and direction to Team India,” Shah had said.

Seasoned England all-rounder Moeen Ali retires from Tests

England’s seasoned all-rounder Moeen Ali on Monday decided to hang his boots from the longest format of the game to prolong his career in the white-ball formats, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed.

Ali, who made his Test debut back in 2014, has amassed 2,914 runs in 64 Tests at an average of 28.29. He has also slammed five tons beside scalping 195 wickets at an average of 36.66.

Commenting on his decision, Ali said: “I’m 34 now and I want to play for as long as I can and I just want to enjoy my cricket. Test cricket is amazing, when you’re having a good day it’s better than any other format by far, it’s more rewarding and you feel like you’ve really earnt it.”

“I will miss just walking out there with the lads, playing against best in the world with that feeling of nerves but also from a bowling point of view, knowing with my best ball I could get anyone out. I’ve enjoyed Test Cricket but that intensity can be too much sometimes and I feel like I’ve done enough of it and I’m happy and content with how I’ve done,” he added.

Thanked his coaches, captains and all of his family for their support during his Test career, Ali said: “I have to thank Peter Moores and Chris Silverwood for being my coaches and Peter for giving me my debut. Cookie and Rooty as the captains who I’ve enjoyed playing under and I hope they are happy with how I played.”

“My parents are my number one, I feel without their support there is no way I would have made it, every game I played was for them and I know they are really proud of me. My brothers and my sister, on my bad days they’ve been the first to pick me up and my wife and kids, my wife’s sacrifices and the patience she has, I am really grateful for that. They have all been amazing on my journey, everything I did I did for them,” he added.

Moeen, who has not played a lot of Tests since the 2019 Ashes, was recalled for the recent England’s home series against India however, reports cliamed that the off-spinner was not happy with the idea of staying away from his family for extended periods while bubble fatigue could also be an another issue.

Ali is currently in the UAE, featuring for three-time Indian premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

He recently just fell just short of becoming only the 15th player overall to achieve a double of 3000 runs and 200 wickets in the format.