The defending champions Chennai Super Kings retained Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali ahead of the IPL 2022 major auction. As a result, putting together a team capable of recapturing their golden days was critical. CSK were able to put together a pool of players that included a mix of old and new faces coming into the Indian Premier League’s new season after a two-day frenzied bidding battle.

CSK had brought back the experience of Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, and Ambati Rayudu, four players who had been at the heart of CSK’s success, and introduced young Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, and KS Asif, to mention a few. While Bravo, Rayudu, and Chahar were all acquired for a reasonable sum of 4.4 crore, 6.75 crore, and 14 crore, respectively, Uthappa was a steal at only 2 crore. After returning to represent CSK, the seasoned batter recounted his first chat with Dhoni.

“After two days, MS contacted me and said, ‘See you, bro.’ ‘Welcome to the team,’ he added. ‘Thank you for believing in me,’ I said. ‘I had nothing to do with this choice,’ he stated. ‘I didn’t do anything for two reasons,’ he explained. For your own benefit, one is. For your own credentials, you should get involved in this area. Two, if I have anything to do with this issue, people will always assume that you are on my side because you are my buddy. As a result, I had no input into this choice “On his YouTube channel, Uthappa told R Ashwin.