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MS Dhoni Reveals The Reason Behind Rejecting The ‘Marquee Player’ Offer in Inaugural IPL Auction

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MS Dhoni Reveals The Reason Behind Rejecting The ‘Marquee Player’ Offer in Inaugural IPL Auction

During the 2008 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, legendary captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), MS Dhoni, revealed the steps he took in making his decisions. Despite being courted by other teams to sign him as a marquee player, Dhoni ultimately decided to take a calculated gamble and go to auction.In the lead-up to the 2008 IPL mega-auction, Dhoni received approaches from multiple teams offering him contracts to become a headline player.

But rather than take this assured position, the Ranchi native decided to go ahead and bid in the auction. His expectation that competitive bidding would result in a higher price served as the foundation for his reasoning. “When the five marquee players were first revealed, I was also asked to join a particular organization as a marquee player. I had to decide right now. I would gladly take a million dollars if I were the captain of the 2007 T20 World Cup winning team. Let’s take a chance now. Come with me to the auction. The likelihood of your price increasing will rise if two of the three teams without star players show interest in me along with the other teams, Dhoni told Star Sports.

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When defending his position, Dhoni emphasized the psychology of auctions. He reasoned that because he wasn’t considered a premium player, teams would be more likely to make high bids for him, which would raise his price. “The franchise owner believes that if I am paying a particular amount for a player, I will have to pay 10 or 15 percent more to the marquee player if you become a marquee player. I therefore reasoned that it would be better for me to go into the auction at this time since I would have a greater chance of winning money if I were purchased by a team without a star player. And when the auction took place and CSK purchased me, I sold for approximately 1.5 million dollars (6 crore).So the thinking worked at that point of time,” added Dhoni.

During the auction process, Dhoni’s strategic approach and forethought paid off handsomely. He was paid the largest amount of any player involved in the bidding war, INR 6 crore (about 1.5 million dollars), which CSK paid for his services. This calculated action not only guaranteed Dhoni’s financial benefit but also created the conditions for his legendary IPL career with CSK.

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Dhoni has led the Super Kings to unprecedented success throughout his time as captain. CSK has become one of the most successful teams in IPL history under his wise leadership, winning the championship five times. Dhoni is still a key member of CSK’s lineup as the IPL 2024 countdown gets underway, ready to guide the Yellow Army with his signature style and strategic ability.

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T20 World Cup 2024: Team India’s First Group Arrives in New York

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T20 World Cup 2024: Team India’s First Group Arrives in New York

The principal cluster of Indian players, including skipper Rohit Sharma and lead trainer Rahul Dravid, among others, landed in New York. BCCI’s true online entertainment handle shared a video of the equivalent.

Any semblance of Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Suryakumar Yadav, and the training staff loaded onto the trip toward the West on Saturday. Rohit, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Gasp, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, and voyaging holds Shubman Gill and Khaleel Ahmed arrived today.

All groups highlighting the players from India’s 15-man World Cup crew were taken out of the Indian Head Association (IPL) 2024 preceding the last. The show-stopper occasion starts off the following month with India starting their mission against Ireland. India is set in Gathering A, close by Ireland, and has the USA, Canada, and their main opponents, Pakistan.

Prior, a video did the rounds via web-based entertainment in which the stars of the Indian cricket crew should have been visible showing up at the Mumbai air terminal.

As announced by CricketNext, Virat Kohli still can’t seem to take the trip to New York for the 2024 T20 World Cup. The star India hitter will probably interface with the crew before the main warm-up apparatus versus Bangladesh on June 1. It is perceived that he will fly towards the month’s end.

“He will arrive in New York before the warm-up versus Bangladesh on June 1. Regardless of whether he plays in the warm-up, it will be the board’s call—whether they feel there is a sufficient hole between his landing and the warm-up installation,” says a source near improvements.

The second group of players left earlier today, and Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, and Yashasvi Jaiswal will join the crew soon. Both Sanju and Avesh shared the report on their particular Instagram stories.

Hardik Pandya is perceived to be easily reached from London. India’s head all-rounder, Mumbai Indians, was an extended get-away after his IPL side crashed out in the association stages. He was booked to go straight from London to New York.

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All groups, including the players from India’s 15-man World Cup crew, were taken out of the Indian Head Association (IPL) 2024 preceding the last. The show-stopper occasion starts off the following month with India starting their mission against Ireland. India is set in Gathering A, close by Ireland, and has the USA, Canada, and their most outstanding opponents, Pakistan.

Prior, a video did the rounds via web-based entertainment in which the stars of the Indian cricket crew should have been visible showing up at the Mumbai air terminal.

As detailed by CricketNext, Virat Kohli still can’t seem to take the trip to New York for the 2024 T20 World Cup. The star India player will probably interface with the crew before the main warm-up installation versus Bangladesh on June 1. It is perceived that he will fly towards the month’s end.

Also Read: Gautam Gambhir’s Post-IPL Final Chat with Jay Shah Fuels India Head Coach Speculation

“He will arrive in New York before the warm-up versus Bangladesh on June 1. Regardless of whether he plays in the warm-up, it will be the board’s call—whether they feel there is a sufficient hole between his landing and the warm-up installation,” says a source near improvements.

The second group of players left today, and Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, and Yashasvi Jaiswal will join the crew soon. Both Sanju and Avesh shared the report on their individual Instagram stories.

Hardik Pandya is perceived to be easily reached from London. India’s chief all-rounder, the Mumbai Indians, was on holiday after his IPL side crashed out in the association stages. He was planning to make a straightforward trip from London to New York.

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Hardik Pandya Vacations Amid Natasa Stankovic Divorce Rumors, Set to Join India T20 WC Squad in New York

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Hardik Pandya Vacations Amid Natasa Stankovic Divorce Rumors, Set to Join India T20 WC Squad in New York

More than just Virat Kohli, there were others who did not board the Saturday flight from Mumbai to New York for the T20 World Cup, where Rohit Sharma was leading along with some Indian players and coaching staff, beginning on June 1 in the USA and the West Indies. Hardik Pandya, the captain of Mumbai Indians, had a terrible IPL season, performing poorly as both a leader and player, and was also missing.

As per a report in Cricbuzz on Sunday, Hardik, who is dealing with personal struggles amid rumors of splitting with wife Natasa Stankovic, is presently holidaying in a secret location abroad. After Mumbai’s disappointing IPL season ended with a second last-place finish in three years, he left the country. The report also mentioned that the all-rounder, who will assist Rohit in the upcoming ICC tournament, will go straight to New York to join the Indian team for the T20 World Cup.

Though the precise time of Hardik’s flight to New York is unknown, the source states that he would arrive in time for India’s first practise.

As for the other players, they will depart for New York later, including Rinku Singh of the Kolkata Knight Riders, who played in Sunday’s IPL final, and Sanju Samson of the Rajasthan Royals, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Avesh Khan, who all participated in the Qualifier 2 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on May 25 in Chennai.

After leaving on Saturday night, the remaining team members—Rohit, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and replacements Shubman Gill and Khaleel Ahmed—arrived in New York on Sunday night.

As per a report published on Sunday, Kohli did not travel with the team since he requested an extension of his leave from the BCCI following Royal Challengers Bengaluru’s elimination in the IPL 2024 Eliminator match last week. On the other hand, the former captain of India won the Orange Cap after making 741 runs at a strike rate exceeding 154 and an average of 61.75 in 15 matches. There are 105 fifty runs in the run total. He was the leading run scorer in an IPL season for the second time with this win. His record-breaking 973 runs in 2016 allowed him to win the trophy for the first time.

Also Read: Gautam Gambhir’s Post-IPL Final Chat with Jay Shah Fuels India Head Coach Speculation

In 2007, Team India, the champions of the first T20 World Cup held in South Africa, will kick off their journey against Ireland on June 5 at the newly built Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, followed by a match against Pakistan on June 9 at the same location. Matches against co-hosts USA (June 12) and Canada (June 15) will follow as part of their Group-A ties.

India will play a warm-up match against Bangladesh in New York on June 1 ahead of their season start.

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Gautam Gambhir’s Post-IPL Final Chat with Jay Shah Fuels India Head Coach Speculation

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Gautam Gambhir’s Post-IPL Final Chat with Jay Shah Fuels India Head Coach Speculation

After leading his team to an IPL trophy victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday night at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Gautam Gambhir, the coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders, was elated. Along with celebrating with every KKR player, he also obliged with pictures, demonstrating his busy schedule. Amid the festivities, he had time to greet BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who was in attendance at the IPL final. They later had a long conversation, which raised rumors that he would be appointed England head coach.

As the frontrunner to succeed Rahul Dravid as head coach, Gambhir has surfaced. The 2024 T20 World Cup in June will mark the end of the legend of India. BCCI invited candidates to take Dravid’s place for the prestigious job, as he was unwilling to reapply. The agreement will remain in effect until the conclusion of the ODI World Cup in 2027.

During BCCI’s search, two Australian icons—Ricky Ponting and Justin Langer—were mentioned as potential candidates for the India head coach post. However, both men declined to apply. The board wants an Indian to take up the role since he is more accustomed to and knowledgeable about domestic cricket action than a foreign coach would be. Shah also explained that the BCCI never approached the two for the position. If Shah’s hinting at Gambhir’s preference for the position wasn’t enough, his actions on Sunday, when he saw the World Cup winner in 2011, congratulated him, took pictures, and had a long conversation with him outside of KKR’s celebration in Chennai, certainly did.

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As per the news that appeared in Dainik Jagran on Saturday, Gambhir has not yet submitted his application to become India’s head coach. He is keen on replacing Virat Kohli. After the IPL final, he might have a meeting with some BCCI executives in Chennai. But BCCI will publicly announce him as Dravid’s replacement as soon as he does. Because the story also states that Gambhir must speak with Shah Rukh Khan, KKR’s co-owner, before applying for the position, Gambhir finds himself in a bit of a pickle. Before the IPL 2024 season officially began, the Bollywood actor was instrumental in persuading Gambhir to rejoin KKR as the team’s mentor from the Lucknow Super Giants. He also encouraged Gambhir to lead the team for ten years, offering him a blank check with the stipulation that he would pay any amount he chose.

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