MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won their fourth IPL title by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders in the finale of the IPL 2021. The team performed in all the departments of the game. Since there will be a mega auction in December, CSK won’t be able to retain every important player. As per the rules, a team can retain four players and there is no Right To Match Card available.
There’s no doubt that MS Dhoni would be CSK’s first-choice player but the veteran doesn’t want CSK to lose out on big money by retaining him. Speaking to Editorji, CSK owner N Srinivasan has revealed that Mahi is against the retention policy.
“MS Dhoni is a fair person, he wants retention policy to come out as he doesn’t want CSK to lose lots money while retaining him – that is why he gives different replies to everyone,” Srinivasan said.
A franchise will have to spend Rs 16 crore for its first choice player if it retains 4 players while the amount will come down to Rs 15 crore if 3 players are retained. A franchise will have to shell out Rs 14 crore if it retains 1 or 2 players. CSK are expected to retain 3-4 players and Dhoni will get the highest amount. MSD is with Team India as a mentor in the ongoing T20 World Cup.