IPL 2021 | CSK CEO explains why three-time champions determined to purchase Cheteshwar Pujara


MS Dhoni, Cheteshwar Pujara and Stephen Fleming

Justifying Chennai Tremendous Kings’ choice to go for Take a look at specialist Cheteshwar Pujara within the IPL 2021 mini-auction, CEO Ok Viswanathan has mentioned that the 34-year-old will ‘actually’ have a job to play within the upcoming season. 

Recognized for his defensive batting forte, Pujara was purchased by the three-time champions for INR 50 lakh within the mini-auction earlier this 12 months. Pujara had additionally acquired a spherical of applause when the veteran batsman was signed by the three-time champions. 

In a current interview, Viswanathan mentioned that Pujara’s ‘good’ method may also help him adapt to any format. “See, we additionally needed to honour him, that’s for positive. However on the similar time, I can let you know one factor, an individual of his calibre with such good method, he can adapt to any format,” Ok Viswanathan advised The Indian Specific.

“That’s our view. He could be a participant who can contribute lots to CSK. That’s what we felt and that’s why we picked him.

“He will definitely have a job to play (up the order), however I can not say whether or not he’ll play the primary sport or the second sport. That’s not the query (additionally). He is a vital a part of our group and we look ahead to his contribution,” he additional added.

Pujara, on Wednesday, mentioned that he is excited and honoured to don the yellow jersey as he acquired the official CSK package from skipper MS Dhoni.

“Excited and honoured to obtain the official package from @msdhoni bhai and the @ChennaiIPL household! Wanting ahead to an amazing season forward,” he wrote on Twitter.

Whereas IPL 2021 is about to start out from April 9 in Chennai, MS Dhoni-led CSK will start their marketing campaign a night later once they tackle the earlier season’s runner-up, Delhi Capitals, on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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