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Updated December 21st, 2023 at 12:29 IST

MS Dhoni responds to a fan's request to back RCB in IPL 2024 season, hails them as 'a good team'

MS Dhoni recently attended an event where he was asked to assist RCB and help them win a trophy, as he had helped CSK to five titles.

Aryan Suraj Chadha
MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli
MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli | Image:BCCI/PTI
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MS Dhoni is one of the greatest cricketers of all-time, he led CSK to their 5th IPL title victory earlier this year. Following that, CSK did a great job in the IPL 2024 auction, acquiring some of the best and most promising performers of this year. They will look to defend their title, as it might be MS Dhoni’s last ever IPL participation. The player might retire from cricket.

3 things you need to know 

  • CSK won the IPL 2023 after beating Gujarat Titans in the final 
  • Chennai Super Kings have a total spending  of ₹30,40,00,000
  • CSK’s funds left after Tuesday are  ₹1,00,00,000

Also Read: Daryl Mitchell reacts after big paycheck moment

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RCB fans request MS Dhoni to guide their team for an IPL trophy

After guiding his club to an unprecedented sixth IPL triumph the previous season, legendary cricketer MS Dhoni is getting ready for the forthcoming Indian Premier League season. After having knee surgery during the 2023 Indian Premier League, Dhoni is ready to lead his squad once again in an effort to further highlight his remarkable career. The list of extremely successful teams is dominated by CSK and MI, although the all-star RCB has not yet taken home the trophy.

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During a recent event, Dhoni received an approach from a die-hard RCB fan to provide his assistance to the Bangalore-based team and help them win a championship. The fan asked: 

“I’ve been a die-hard RCB fan for 16 years and like the way you’ve won five titles for CSK, I want you to come support us and win one trophy for us,”

Dhoni conveyed his comments elegantly, presenting his viewpoint as CSK's captain. He stated that RCB has put up a formidable team for the lucrative competition. Replying to his query, MS Dhoni said: 

"You know. They (RCB) are a very good team. Also, what you need to see is in cricket everything doesn't go according to plan. If you talking about the IPL. All the 10 teams in the IPL, if they have full players, all of them are very strong teams. The problem arises if you are missing a few players because of injury. So, they are a very good team and everyone has a fair chance in IPL. As of now, I have so many things to worry about in my team. I would like to wish every team all the very best, but more than that, I can't do much as of now. Imagine me coming out of the way to support or help some other team. How will our fans feel?" 

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">An RCB fan’s request to Thala Dhoni to support and win an IPL Trophy for them ! 😀<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThalaForAReason?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ThalaForAReason</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Dhoni?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Dhoni</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MSDhoni?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MSDhoni</a> <a href="https://t.co/1IeG38BCHM">pic.twitter.com/1IeG38BCHM</a></p>&mdash; Saravanan Hari 💛🦁🏏 ‏ (@CricSuperFan) <a href="https://twitter.com/CricSuperFan/status/1737509184638197994?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 20, 2023</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

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Chennai Super Kings squad in the IPL 2024 

Next year, Dhoni, who now holds the record for the most appearances in IPL history, will be leading CSK as they defend their trophy. CSK's IPL 2024 roster is made up of 25 players, including 8 internationals. The five-time winners bought Rachin Ravindra for INR 1.8 crore, Shardul Thakur for INR 4 crore, Daryll Mitchell for INR 14 crore, Sameer Rizvi for INR 8.4 crore, and Mustafizur Rahman for INR 2 crore at the mini-auction in Dubai.

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In order to prepare for the forthcoming season, CSK wisely decided to retain its senior players, Maheesh Theekshana, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, and Ajinkya Rahane.

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Published December 21st, 2023 at 09:04 IST

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