Picture of auction sheet from 2008 breaks the internet. The Chennai Super Kings signed MS Dhoni as their icon player for $1.5 million in the inaugural Indian Premier League auction.
MS Dhoni quickly became Chennai’s favorite son after leading the CSK to new heights in the IPL in a short period of time. Over the years, the wicketkeeper-batter also serve as an inspiration to the CSK who won a record-tying five IPL titles under his leadership.
Dhoni sign by CSK for $1.5 million in 2008, making him the most expensive player in the inaugural IPL auction. Chennai’s choice to go all-in for Dhoni was their best decision in 15 years. As the team is still having incredible success under the captain.
The image of the “first-ever auction sheet” supplied by Richard Madley
Madley conducted the auction in 2008. Dhoni’s purchase detailed on that page, along with Shane Warne, Shoaib Akhtar, Adam Gilchrist, Muttiah Muralitharan, and also Mahela Jayawardena.
In 2023, Dhoni play with a damage knee but inspired his team to victory after defeating the defending champions Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad. The Ranchi native made it through all 16 matches. He smack several signature sixes to roll back the years, scoring 104 runs in 12 innings at a strike rate of 182.44.
CSK go into IPL 2024 auction with fourth-highest purse
Ben Stokes release by the Chennai Super Kings last month. He also chosen for a staggering INR 16.25 crore. However, because to a knee injury, England’s red-ball captain only played two games for the popular club.
CSK’s purse in the forthcoming IPL auction 2024 will be INR 31.40 crore, which is the fourth-highest after Gujarat Titans (INR 38.15 crore), Sunrisers Hyderabad (INR 34 crore), and Kolkata Knight Riders (INR 32.70 crore). They have six open seats, three of which are overseas. The IPL 2024 auction will take place in Dubai on Tuesday, December 19.