Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir has praised the Chennai Super Kings’ Retention Policy for IPL 2021 (IPL 2021). He said that it is a good thing with MS Dhoni (MS Dhoni) that he does not look much further and focus on one season at a time. Gautam Gambhir also gave a statement about Kedar Jadhav. Said that if his price was not high, he would have played for another season for Chennai Super Kings. In Star Sports’ cricket connected program, Gambhir said that he is not surprised at the release of five Chennai players. CSK released Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Monu Kumar Singh and Piyush Chawla before the IPL 2021 auction. At the same time, Shane Watson has retired.
Kedar Jadhav was bought by Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2018 auction for Rs 7.80 crore. But he was not able to perform as expected. Jadhav had failed miserably in IPL 2020. In such a situation, there was a lot of pressure on him. In IPL 2020, Chennai team failed to reach the play-off for the first time. In such a situation, it was believed that the team can leave many players. But he did not do that. Regarding the decisions in Chennai, Gambhir said that rewamp does not mean changing the entire team. Chennai always cares that the players feel safe. This time too it has been seen.
‘Dhoni doesn’t think much ahead, this is his specialty’
I think this is the right strategy. Rewamp does not mean changing the entire team. And if you look at the season of CSK, you will know that it was not a bad season. Just because there are high expectations from CSK and they have always played the playoffs, that is why we are asking if they need a full rewamp. This is the specialty of MS Dhoni. I have always said that MS Dhoni does not think much further. He always focuses on making the team for a season. There is no difference between CSK and RCB. People are saying that the season of CSK was bad and they want a complete change but still they released only five people.
Piyush Chawla probably went out because of the price tag. CSK also has their options as Karn Sharma and Imran Tahir. Kedar Jadhav is possible to release due to his batting number and price tag. If his cost was three or four crores, I think MS Dhoni would have fed him in another season. He has left it only because of the price tag, which I think is a very good move by CSK.
Gambhir said lack of RCB
Gambhir while referring to Royal Challengers Bangalore said that Virat Kohli’s team released 10 players despite playing the playoffs last season. But CSK did not do this. This is the secret of CSK’s success. They not only provide protection to the playing eleven but also the other players.