"We have taken 20 wickets (in both Tests in SA)", Dhoni, who is back as the Chennai Super Kings skipper, said at a promotional event on Friday.
Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni during a program in Chennai said that several teams of IPL have contacted him but he can not think of any team other than CSK. "So we have to keep the emotions aside and let him go", said Dhoni. While Mahendra Singh Dhoni has already taken charge as the captain, the side has also retained Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. We have to buy him in the auction. As far as the team composition is concerned, we had three retainerships. But as I said, we will have to wait and watch.
Former Indian seamer and a much-loved face in the Tamil Nadu cricket, Lakshmipathy Balaji expressed his eagerness after being appointed as the bowling coach of the Chennai Super Kings for the IPL 2018. The CSK one of the most fancied teams was back in IPL after serving a two year ban following the spot fixing scandal in 2013. Ashwin being a local, we want him. The franchise will have to buy Ashwin in the auction and the off-spinner is bound to attract a few bidders.
The last two years we were not there, our fan-base actually got stronger because none of the players were involved in anything. "I think a lot of it needs to be done in the mind", Dhoni said, as quoted by The New Indian Express newspaper. Fans here have adopted me as one of their own.
"We have two right-to-match options but having already retained three capped Indians, don't think we can use it". So a lot of areas have been covered in the top-order. I can't put any number on it but we will try to get him for the reasons I have said. Dhoni said that despite the controversial circumstances which occurred due to the team's suspensions, the brand image of the team has remained the same. "Yes, it did hurt us because we were not part of IPL for two seasons", he added. "This is a special place and the thought of being with any other franchise was never a question". "In the past, we have seen a lot of teams target former CSK players". If the need arises, we may go for.
Cricket is about taking wickets, scoring runs and taking catches.
"We will have to be watchful about that", he said.