MS Dhoni, former captain of Team India and captain of Chennai Super Kings i.e. CSK in IPL, has started preparing for IPL 2023. CSK’s camp has started in Chennai, some videos have surfaced of it, in which Mahendra Singh Dhoni is playing big strokes. When Dhoni enters the ground during a match, a large number of spectators reach there, but when he is practicing, his fans reach there to see him. CSK is the four-time champion of IPL, but this time MS Dhoni has many big challenges in front of him. The Chennai Super Kings team was ranked ninth out of ten teams in IPL 2022. To overcome this, a mega auction was held this time, so many big and veteran players were included in the team. This time the team looks very strong. Meanwhile, Dhoni’s old partner has returned to MS Dhoni’s team.
CSK has bought Ben Stokes for Rs 16.25 and included in his court
When the mega auction was held for IPL 2023, most eyes were on CSK. The fans wanted to know which new players are coming in the team this time. The team tried its best to bring back its old players and was successful to a great extent. Meanwhile, the team placed a hefty bid on England’s Test captain Ben Stokes. Ben Stokes is considered to be one of the most dangerous players in the world who has the single-handed ability to win matches with both the bowler and the bat. His base price was Rs 2 crore. First got to see the battle to buy him between RCB and Rajasthan. When the bid reached seven crores and the decision was not taken, then the LSG team led by KL Rahul jumped into the fray. In some time, the Sunrisers Hyderabad team also joined this battle. The bidding kept on increasing and neither team was ready to give up. When the bid reached 15 crores, CSK also jumped into the fray to make it even more interesting. Now the teams of Chennai and LSG were face to face, the rest of the teams had laid down their arms. But in the end, Chennai Super Kings won the game by placing a hefty bid of 16.25 crores. That is, the bidding started from two crores and reached more than 16 crores. He could not become the costliest player of the IPL, but definitely made it to the top 5 and Dhoni’s team includes Ben Stokes.
MS Dhoni and Ben Stokes will be seen playing together again for the same team
Ben Stokes is playing for the first time from the CSK team. But it is not that he has not played with Dhoni before. Remember, the 2017 IPL when CSK was banned for two years and MS Dhoni was playing for Rising Pune Supergiants. He was not the captain of the team then. In the year 2016, when Rising Pune Supergiants entered the IPL for the first time, the command of the team was in the hands of MS Dhoni, but the performance of the team was disappointing, after that the next year the team changed the captain and handed over the command to Steve Smith. This time the performance of the team was good and had traveled till the finals. But he got defeated in the final. Then MS Dhoni and Ben Stokes used to play in the same team, now again fans will be able to see these two big players playing in the same team. It is believed that if Dhoni retires from IPL before next year after this year, then the command of CSK can be given to Ben Stokes, although it is too early to say much about it. It has to be seen how the team makes a comeback forgetting the bitter memories of last year’s defeat and how Ben Stokes performs in the yellow jersey.