IPL 2021 Auctions- Gambhir says Dhoni will not release many players: After the disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season, it’s no surprise that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) needs a makeover to succeed in the upcoming 14th edition of the league. The major reason behind their failure was sticking with the senior players even though they were having a poor outing match after match
But to buy new players in the auction, CSK captain MS Dhoni will have to release a lot of players to increase their purse value. However, former Indian cricketer, Gautam Gambhir doesn’t reckon that the CSK skipper will look to let go of many players.
Speaking on the same lines, Gautam Gambhir said on Star Sports show, “If you release a lot of players, you also need to see what is available in the auction. I agree we have been talking for the last two or three years that CSK has an ageing squad, no doubt it was an ageing squad as well with the likes of Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo and MS Dhoni,”
“But the way they performed and I have been saying for a number of years that MS Dhoni has this quality, people talk how MS Dhoni has made CSK such a successful side in the IPL, that he only concentrates on that year,” added Gautam Gambhir.
IPL 2021: According to Insidesport, CSK will release 7-8 players
However, according to sources with Insidesport, it is been informed that CSK will be releasing Kedar Jadhav from the IPL contract and that will give them 7.8 Cr. 35-year-old Jadhav had a horrendous IPL 2020 and it will cost him IPL 2021 contract.
“Jadhav was not in best of form in IPL 2020. He was also struggling with his fitness. CSK will move on from Jadhav in IPL 2021, everyone in the team management feels that it will be prudent to take this hard call and invest in future’, said the source close to CSK management.
But now the info coming in from CSK camp is that not only Jadhav but minimum 7-8 big players will be released before Jan 21st deadline by CSK.
The players on the firing line will be –
1) Kedar Jadhav – 7.8 Cr
2) Imran Tahir – 1 Cr
3) Piyush Chawla – 6.75 Cr
4) Harbhajan Singh – 2 Cr
5) Murali Vijay – 2 Cr
6) Dwayne Bravo – 6.4 Cr (Subject to his fitness)
7) Josh Hazlewood 2.0 Cr
8) Karn Sharma 5 Cr