Shane Watson who had retired after the IPL 2020 season will also not be seen in action. Apart from the Aussie all-rounder, no other foreign player has been released from the squad.
Thank you for all the #Yellove outings, Bhajju pa! Keep spreading the Pulamai, everywhere you go! #WhistlePodu 💛🦁… https://t.co/xuWYSVQOZV
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) 1611145999000
With the mini-auction inching closer, franchises looking to retain players were asked to complete the process by Wednesday.
Mahendra Dhoni-led CSK had a dismal outing in last year’s IPL. The Chennai based franchise finished at the seventh position in the points table.
Kneenga Vera level Watto Legend! Nandri from all of the #Yellove blood clans for the thrilling finales!… https://t.co/6UxDk9xoVV
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) 1611146778000
In the 2020 season, Kedar Jadhav received a lot of flak from fans after his underwhelming performances. Suresh Raina had missed the IPL 2020 season after pulling out of the tournament due to personal reasons.
CSK has won the IPL thrice and it is regarded as one of the most successful franchises in T20 history.
CSK retained players: MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Narayan Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Sai Kishore.
Released players: Kedar Jadhav, Monu Singh, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Piyush Chawla.