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IPL 2018: Aakash Chopra gives his take on CSK’s player retention

Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Yellow colors for CSK. (Photo Source: India Today via BCCI)

The Indian Premier League officials revealed the exciting news for the fans of all the respective franchises by giving them the option of retaining 5 players for the upcoming edition. Off all them, CSK will be an overwhelmed unit as the latest policy will certainly favour them a lot.

Chennai Super Kings’ fans have all the rights to enjoy the day as they got the delightful news when official body announced about the retention policy which is completely in favour of their team. With as many as 5 players available for the retention, it is likely to see Raina and MS Dhoni sharing the crease.

Aakash Chopra CSK, India
Mahendra Singh Dhoni in Yellow colours for CSK. (Photo Source: India Today via BCCI)

The franchises can retain a maximum of 5 players either using the retention policy or the Right to Match option. Players retention will completely be on franchise wish as they even go with zero retentions. If they do not retain any player, they will have 3 RTM options at the auction. In any case, maximum of only 3 retentions or RTM’s would be allowed.

Off late, Aakash Chopra has been a regular in the headlines after asking MS Dhoni to step aside from the shortest format of the game. Meanwhile, he came up with interesting choices regarding the player options for Chennai Super Kings in the coming edition of IPL and also felt that all the franchises should retain wisely.

“CSK would get their players back, who went to Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiant. There are a quite a few, could be MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin and Dwayne Bravo. It will be interesting to see,” Chopra told ESPN Cricinfo.

“If you (any team) were to retain all five, you will also end up losing more than 50 percent of the purse. Now, teams will have to be more prudent and cautious to use their cards and retentions wisely,” he furtherly added to his lines.

Written by Prashi Relangi

Cricket is my passion and scripting articles on it is my profession. I just love what I do.


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