Last Update on: February 13th, 2022 at 11:49 pm
Mumbai all-rounder Shivam Dube was a huge attraction on the second day of the Indian Premier League- IPL 2022 auction and was eventually picked up by the four-time defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), where Dube will play under MS Dhoni.
When his name came up for bidding, it triggered a three-way war between the Chennai Super Kings, Punjab Kings, and the Lucknow Super Giants. Dube had put his name under the auction at a base price of INR 50 lakhs and having played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals, not to forget a handful of matches for India as well in the white-ball cricket, franchises knew his worth.
While Lucknow tapped out at INR 2 crores, Punjab Kings were given a tough fight by CSK, who after a long tussle, successfully bought Shivam Dube for the IPL 2022 for a sum of INR 4 crores.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) shared a video in which Shivam Dube had a message for CSK fans in which he said: “Hello Chennai, Shivam Dube here. I am really excited to be part of this big franchise, and yes always a dream to play under Mahi bhai. Whistle Podu.”
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) February 13, 2022
He has played 24 IPL matches in all and made 399 runs with one half-century, his highest score being 64* at a strike rate of 120.5. He has 4 wickets to his name with a best of 2/15.
Double Joy For Shivam Dube As He Welcomes A Baby Boy
Not only was Shivam Dube picked by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for INR 4 crores on the second day of the Indian Premier League- IPL 2022 auction in Bengaluru, but it was a double joyous occasion for the Dube household, as he also welcomed a new member in his family.
Dube and his wife Anjum Khan, who got married last year, welcomed a baby boy on Sunday as the couple announced the good news on social media in the morning.
Apart from Dube, the four-time IPL champions CSK also signed Chris Jordan, Mitchell Santner, Devon Conway, Adam Milne, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, N Jagadeesan, Hari Nishaanth, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Bhagath Varma, and Prashant Solanki amongst others.