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How MS Dhoni came to CSK in IPL 2008 auction, N Srinivasan remembers stiff battle with MI | Cricket News

How MS Dhoni got here to CSK in IPL 2008 public sale, N Srinivasan remembers stiff battle with MI | Cricket Information

The story of how MS Dhoni ended up at Chennai Tremendous Kings is as thrilling as any IPL sport. CSK proprietor N Srinivasan revealed the story behind choosing Captain Cool in a occasion in Chennai. Srinivasan mentioned that he needed Dhoni at any price and that’s the reason he didn’t bid for first two picks. Srinivasan offers credit score to his good arithmetic sense behind capturing the Dhoni signing. He knew that different franchises would shell extra for his or her iconic gamers and that will be give him an opportunity to seize Dhoni. 

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“The explanation I felt very assured was I felt the opposite individuals didn’t know arithmetic. That they had mentioned that they are going to give 10 % [15 percent] extra to the icon participant, as a result of all of them needed an icon. Punjab needed Yuvraj Singh, Delhi needed Virender Sehwag, Bangalore Rahul Dravid, Mumbai Sachin Tendulkar. They requested me, I mentioned no. My father taught me some arithmetic. I found out if 1.5 million out of 5 went to the icon gamers – then what are you left with to get the remainder of the 22 gamers,” Srinivasan was quoted as saying by Sportstar. 

MSD’s bidding began from US$400,000 and by the point it touched the US$900,000 mark, solely two groups had been left – Mumbai Indians and CSK. The bid even reached 1.5 million mark earlier than MI determined to tug out as they needed to give their iconic plyer – Sachin Tendulkar – extra 15 % greater than their most costly participant as per the then guidelines.

“…And that’s how MS Dhoni got here to Chennai. It was 100 per cent arithmetic. No different purpose why we received him [Dhoni]. The nervousness to get their [other franchises] favorite participant was better than their arithmetic,” mentioned CSK proprietor. 

Relaxation, as they are saying, is historical past. Dhoni has been synonymous with CSK since then, changing into a poster boy for the franchise. He has performed nearly all his IPL cricket right here, barring these two years the franchise was banned. Dhoni has gained 4 IPL titles for the Tremendous Kings and is likely one of the greatest the reason why they’re among the many most adopted sporting franchises on the earth.  

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