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Updated December 21st, 2023 at 12:27 IST

'Under MS Dhoni, he would thrive': NZ legend fires warning to all IPL teams over one new CSK player

A former New Zealand pacer has opened up on the Chennai Super Kings' acquisitions in the IPL Auction, and he has a positive reaction over it.

Reported by: Pavitra Shome
CSK at IPL 2024 Auctions
CSK at IPL 2024 Auctions | Image:IPL/BCCI
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The Chennai Super Kings had a positive outcome in the IPL 2024 Auction. The franchise has brought in some credible faces in the squad, and Captain MS Dhoni may be impressed with the results. CSK did not shell out a boatload of money like SRH or KKR; Instead, they went down rather smartly and went for talents like Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur and Daryl Mitchell in less than ₹20 Cr. 

3 Things you need to know

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  • CSK brought NZ stars Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell to the IPL Auction
  • The franchise also brought Shardul Thakur in the squad
  • MS Dhoni was in Dubai but did not join the auction table with the CSK management

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NZ legend Simon Doull applauds CSK's steals in the IPL Auction 2024

The Chennai-based IPL franchise completed its 25-member squad as they brought in stars like Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur and Daryl Mitchell. They also acquired Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman and Avanish Rao, a bunch of stars who have showcased quite some potential recently. Simon Doull analyzed Chennai's steals during his appearance in Star Sports, and he said that the team management will be content with getting quality talent within the amount they have shelled out in the auction. The NZ great said:

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”Think about getting Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur and Daryl Mitchell, all for under 20 crores, the quality of all-round ability that those three possess. Don't forget that Shardul is a genuine all-rounder. He can win you games with the bat and with the ball."

”Under MS Dhoni, he would thrive. Very few players go to Chennai and come away a lesser player. They all go there and improve or play as well as they have ever played and I think that's something that we will see with Shardul Thakur," Doull added.

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Simon Doull is also impressed with CSK's costliest acquisition, Daryl Mitchell. 

"I am so pleased for Daryl Mitchell. He is a seriously talented player. I don't think the IPL has seen the best of him. Will he get a decent run - maybe," Simon Doull mentioned.

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Published December 21st, 2023 at 11:08 IST

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