Throwback: When Chennai Tremendous Kings re-signed MS Dhoni upon their IPL return in 2018 – watch


Dhoni returned to CSK after the franchise's ban ended in 2018

Dhoni returned to CSK after the franchise’s ban led to 2018 | Courtesy-BCCI/IPL&nbsp

Key Highlights

  • MS Dhoni re-signed for CSK in 2018 after the franchise returned to motion after a two-year suspension

  • Dhoni has led CSK in each season because the league’s inception in 2008

  • Dhoni has gained 4 IPL titles as captain

Chennai Tremendous King’s (CSK)’ resurgence from not qualifying for the playoffs in 2020 for the primary time in historical past to changing into the champions in 2021 is among the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) biggest redemption tales. 

Nonetheless, it’s their very own title victory in 2018 that most likely ranks the very best so far as comebacks go. Getting back from a two-year ban from the competitors, CSK stormed to the title in a historic season to win their third title. 

For the reason that match’s inception, Dhoni has been the captain of the Tremendous Kings’. With 4 titles to his identify after the victory in 2021, he’s now the second most profitable skipper within the historical past of the competitors after Rohit Sharma, who has led Mumbai Indians (MI) to 5 titles. 

It hardly comes as a shock that after CSK’s suspension ended, the very first thing they did was to re-sign Dhoni. As a part of the three retentions, they have been allowed from the 2015 squad, CSK determined to amass Dhoni as their first choose. 

See the video of Dhoni signing his contract with CSK in 2018

Together with Dhoni, the franchise had additionally retained Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja whereas utilizing the Proper to Match (RTM) card on Dwayne Bravo and Faf du Plessis within the public sale. 

Raina and Dhoni are the one two gamers who have been a part of the 2021 squad which have been related to the franchise since its inception in 2008. 

Throughout their ban, Dhoni had performed for Rising Pune Tremendous Giants (RPSG) who he led for one 12 months in 2016. Nonetheless, for the 2017 season, he was changed as captain by Steve Smith. 

Smith led RPSG to the ultimate with Dhoni being a key a part of the workforce however they have been crushed within the ultimate by one run to MI. 

In 2018, CSK defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets within the ultimate at Wankhede Stadium to seal the title on their return to the league. 

CSK together with Rajasthan Royals (RR) got a two-year suspension from the league due to their homeowners’ indulgence in betting actions. Each franchises missed the 2016 and 2017 seasons. 


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