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Twitter reacts as MS Dhoni decides to take a pay cut for IPL 2022

MS Dhoni has always been CSK's first retained player in the past

MS Dhoni, the 4-time IPL title-winning captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has decided to take a pay cut for the next season of the IPL as he is all set to lead the men in yellow once again in their title defense.

Dhoni, whenever he has been retained by CSK in the past, has always been their first retention for the simple reason that he is one of the greatest superstars to have ever played the game. However, having retired from international cricket now and not being CSK’s best player anymore, the 40-year-old felt he shouldn’t be the first retained player of the franchise.

There were speculations if Dhoni was thinking about retiring as a player after a successful IPL campaign last season, but it was being insisted by the CSK management time and again that they wanted Dhoni to continue in his role as skipper and as it turned out, Dhoni agreed to be retained eventually, but not as the first retention.

Rather than Dhoni, it’s CSK’s star allrounder Ravindra Jadeja now who is their first retention and will be getting a salary of 16 crore INR, while Dhoni, who was receiving 15 crore INR from his previous contract with CSK, will now get 12 crore INR as the second retention.

MS Dhoni has dropped no hints of retirement yet

Apart from Jadeja and Dhoni, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad are the 3rd and the 4th retained player of CSK and will be receiving a salary of 8 crore INR and 6 crore INR respectively. While Moeen had given CSK the much-needed balance last season with his top-order batting and off-spin bowling, Ruturaj was the highest run-scorer of the tournament with more than 600 runs.

It will be interesting to see if IPL 2022 will be MS Dhoni’s last IPL season or he plays beyond. A few days ago, he had said that his last game would be at Chepauk, whether it’s next year or after 5 years. So, he has not dropped any hints about his retirement yet.

Here is how Twitter reacted when CSK announced that MS Dhoni would take a pay cut for IPL 2022 –

 

 

Abhishek

I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.

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