The Indian Premier League has seen many great players feature in the world’s biggest domestic cricket league. However, do you know who is the only player in the league’s 16-year history which received bids from each and every team in the Auction. While the mind goes towards the most expensive purchases of all-time, the record belongs to Indian former captain and Chennai Super Kings’ legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The innaugral season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw all 8 sides fight for the Captain Cool’s signature. However, it was the then record bid from the Chennai Super Kings that finally landed MSD to Chepauk.
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MSD’s Dominance in IPL
Dhoni’s record in the Indian Premier League has been immaculate, with the 42-year-old winning 5 IPL titles in one of the most dominant display across the history of the league.
With Chennai fans going to each and every Chennai game in IPL 2023 be it home or away, a sea of yellow took over each stadium when Thala stepped on the field for the 5-time champions. Dhoni did reply to all the retirement questions after winning the title and said that he would give hi level best to come back from his knee injury and give his fans a gift by featuring in the IPL for one last time.
With CSK winning their record-equaling 5th title last year, Dhoni would probably be seen wearing the famous Yellow shirt for the last time in IPL 2024.