Kasi Viswanathan, the chief executive of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), was pleased that the franchise was able to reclaim Dwayne Bravo and Robin Uthappa, but he remained cautious about reassembling the squad that won the IPL 2021 championship. Bravo, a seasoned allrounder, was acquired for Rs 4.40 crore, while Uthappa was acquired for Rs 2 crore, and Ambati Rayudu was acquired for Rs 9.75 crore.

“We’re thrilled to have Robbie and Bravo back,” Viswanathan said on the franchise’s official channel. Viswanathan was full of admiration for the pair, believing that their expertise would be vital in defending their crown. Bravo has been with CSK since 2011, appearing in 120 matches and scoring 1257 runs while taking 138 wickets at a strike rate of 23.

“For us, Bravo has always been the primary death bowler. It would be really important if he could play all of the games for us, “he added of the Trinidadian, who just declared his retirement from international sports.

“I’m returning home. I’m looking forward to defending our crown in the IPL in 2022. Forever CSK! ” Following his return, Bravo sent out a video message.

The IPL winners, on the other hand, we’re unable to reclaim opener Faf du Plessis, who was sold to Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 7 crore, and allrounder Shardul Thakur, who was sold to Delhi Capitals for Rs 10.75 crore. “In fact, the fact that I couldn’t acquire Faf was a bit of a letdown. We’ve always indicated that it won’t be able to reclaim all of CSK’s players in this auction, “according to Viswanathan. In November, CSK retained captain MS Dhoni, allrounders Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali, and opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad.