Before the IPL auction, MS Dhoni sent a message to CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan. At the IPL auction, Chennai Super Kings paid INR 50 lakh for Ajinkya Rahane.
In the ongoing IPL 2023, veteran India batter Ajinkya Rahane has already become the talk of the town. The 34-year-old is in exceptional form with the bat. Having scored 224 runs in six matches at a strike rate of 189.83. The second-highest by any batsman who has faced at least 100 deliveries this season.
“Nothing like it if you can get him. ” MS Dhoni told Viswanathan when I ask, and that is why we bid for Rahane, the Hindustan Times report.
Meanwhile, the decision was risky, as Rahane scored only 112 runs in eight matches in the previous edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. However, MS Dhoni maintain his faith in the cricketer, as he prove to be one of CSK’s match-winners in the current IPL season.
The Chennai Super Kings will play the Punjab Kings on April 30
Chennai Super Kings have dropped to fourth place in the IPL Points Table after losing to Rajasthan Royals by 32 runs. On April 30, the MS Dhoni-led team will host the Punjab Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Notably, Punjab Kings were defeated by Lucknow Super Giants by 56 runs in their previous encounter. Chasing a massive total of 258 runs, the Shikhar Dhawan-led team managed only 201 runs, resulting in their fourth defeat of the season.