Experts and fans were left wondering whether Stokes had been selected to succeed MS Dhoni. As captain shortly after the England Test captain was selected. Kasi Viswanath, CEO of CSK, broke his silence on the captaincy issue and later revealed Dhoni’s reaction to Stokes joining the franchise.
In the lead-up to the IPL 2023 mini-auction. Most predicted a staggering sum for the return of England all-rounder Sam Curran to the Chennai Super Kings roster.
Curran became the most expensive player ever in the auction that took place in Kochi on Friday, but CSK did not acquire him. However, the four-time champions paid a staggering INR 16.25 crore for Ben Stokes. Experts and fans were left wondering whether Stokes had been selected to succeed MS Dhoni as captain shortly after the England Test captain was selected.
Kasi Viswanath, CEO of CSK, broke his silence on the captaincy issue and later revealed Dhoni’s reaction to Stokes joining the franchise. After losing out on Curran and West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder, CSK faced intense competition from four other teams to sign Stokes. At an IPL auction, the England star became the joint third-most expensive player ever.
The CSK CEO discussed Dhoni’s reaction to reuniting with Stokes for the second time in the IPL. The leadership stance of the franchise at the conclusion of a frantic bidding day in Kochi. During this 80 players were sold for a combined price of INR 167 crore. We wanted an all-rounder, and Stokes made MS very happy. The captaincy option is available, but MS will decide in time.
Because Kyle Jamieson was hurt, perhaps not many people looked at him. We were told by Fleming that he had come back and was ready to go. I hope we succeed this season, and CSK looks promising.
Before the start of IPL 2022, Dhoni had resigned as captain, making Ravindra Jadeja the new leader. However, CSK remained at the bottom of the table, and Jadeja also struggled under pressure. As a result, Dhoni was compelled to take on the captaincy as well.