Consistency has been the most consistent factor the Chennai Super Kings during their rule on the Indian Premier League. The team after a two year suspension is set to return to the Indian Premier League fold. InsideSport brings to you eight factors of CSK’s superb 8-year journey.
1. CAPTAIN COOL – CAPTAIN CONSISTENT
CSK has been the only IPL team to retain the same captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for all the seasons it played in IPL.
2. ONE COLOUR, ONE IDENTITY
CSK has been the only IPL team to retain the same jersey for all the eight IPL seasons it played.3. FIVE FINALS
CSK has been the only team to reach IPL finals on five occasions, winning title on two occasions.
4. FOUR TITLE
Dhoni’s yellow brigade has also bagged to Champions League title – making a total four title triumphs for CSK.
5. REGULAR RAINA
Suresh Raina appeared in all the games CSK had played in its eight year journey, to register maximum games and maximum runs for a single IPL franchisee.
6. SKIPPERS SWITCHING NATIONAL COLOURS
It did happen indeed – Dhoni and Ricky Ponting had to exchange their national team colors for their IPL duties. In an Mumbai Indian-CSK match – skipper Dhoni was in yellow (the official jersey color of Australia) and Mumbai captain Ponting was in Blue (the official colour of Team India).
7. ‘JINXED’ JADEJA
‘Sir’ Ravindra Jadeja did wonders on the field for CSK. However, he might still be termed jinxed for the teams he turned up in first editions of IPL. CSK, Rajasthan Royals and Kochi Tuskers Kerala were all exited from IPL. CSK and RR faced two-year suspension and KTK were scrapped.
Even as the team set high scores, the franchisee owners preferred undervaluation in their books. The team was valued at Rs 50 lakh in the company books, less than the cost of a luxury car, even as the market value stood at over Rs 400 crores.
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