Chennai skipper MS Dhoni has reached Chennai ahead of the Indian T20 League mega auction. The pictures of him reaching the city have gone viral on social media. The auction will be held in Bengaluru on February 11 and 12. A total of 1214 players have registered for the event, out of which 896 are Indians and 316 are foreigners. The two-new teams from Lucknow and Ahmedabad will be heading into the auction for the first time.
Meanwhile, Dhoni reaching Chennai has brought a lot of joy for the fan base of the team. They are excited to see their beloved ‘Thala’ in action. During his stay, he will discuss the auction strategy with the franchise.
The upcoming season might be the final for MS Dhoni as a player. The veteran last year hinted about the same saying that he wants to play his last game in Chennai. “I will think about it, there is a lot of time, right now we are just in November. IPL 2022 will be played in April. I have always planned my cricket. You know my last game that I played, was in Ranchi. (In) the ODI version, the last home game was at my hometown in Ranchi. So hopefully, my last T20, it will be in Chennai. Whether it’s next year, or in five years’ time, we don’t really know,” Dhoni said
Meanwhile, Chennai has retained Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad for the coming season. Chennai wanted to retain MS Dhoni as their first player but the veteran asked to give the slot to Ravindra Jadeja, setting an example and showing what a great personality he is.
Meanwhile, 1,214 players have registered for the mega auction. Most players registered for the auction are from Australia (59), South Africa (48), West Indies (41), Sri Lanka (36), England (30), etc. Surprisingly, 14 players for the United States of America and 15 players from Nepal have also been included in the list.