For seven years, MS Dhoni was Chennai’s golden boy as the coastal city had adopted Mahi as one of their own ever since he first took charge of the Chennai Super Kings.
In his time with the Super Kings, Dhoni won the IPL on multiple occasions as well as the Champions League. CSK was arguably the most consistent team in the tournament’s history up until they were banned on corruption charges.
After playing for two years with Rising Pune Super Giants, Mahi looks all set to return to CSK in next year’s mega auction. The Indian Premier League Governing Council is currently discussing the details of the mega auction that will take place in a few months from now on, and have proposed to allow the teams to retain some players.
“We are going to propose minimum 3 retentions –1 Indian and 2 foreigners. The players, who played for Pune and Gujarat in last two years can be retained by Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. We will place it infront of owners during workshop next month,” an IPL GC member told PTI.
This will be huge news as it almost guarantees Dhoni’s return, as CSK have already mentioned that they will looking to bring back Dhoni at all costs.
There were other things that were discussed including an increase in the salary purse. Currently every franchise has Rs 60 crore with them and they would like to increase that to Rs 75 crore.
“Most of the franchises want the salary purse to Rs 75 crore. I guess it would be done,” the official said.