Chennai Super Kings (CSK) owner N Srinivasan revealed that the skipper, MS Dhoni, doesn’t want the franchise to lose a lot of money while retaining him ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction next year.
As of now, the rules of the retention policies indicate that a team can retain up to four players, with a limit of two foreign players or three Indians. Most of the franchises are expected to undergo major changes as a result.
Speaking about the same, Srinivasan stated that Dhoni wanted the retention policies to be released quickly so the franchise can decide how to spend the money on youngsters or upcoming players at the auction.
N Srinivasan’s comments on MS Dhoni
“I know the answer but I don’t know whether I should say it or not but it’s a happy answer. MS is a very fair person. He wanted the retention policy to come out as he didn’t want CSK to lose money trying to retain him.“
“That is the reason why he gave different replies to people. However, he made a very regnant statement. On being asked about the legacy he left behind, he said I am not gone. So, that says it all,” Srinivasan said.
Dhoni is currently part of the Indian squad at the T20 World Cup, functioning as a mentor. The Virat Kohli-led side is virtually out of the race to make it to the semifinals after two shambolic losses against Pakistan and New Zealand.