Chennai Tremendous Kings’ new recruit Cheteshwar Pujara on Wednesday mentioned that he is excited and honoured to don the yellow jersey as he acquired the official equipment from skipper MS Dhoni forward of the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) version. Recognized for his defensive batting forte, Pujara was purchased by the three-time champions for INR 50 lakh within the mini-auction earlier this yr.
“Excited and honoured to obtain the official equipment from @msdhoni bhai and the @ChennaiIPL household! Wanting ahead to an important season forward,” wrote the 33-year-old on Twitter.
Not too long ago, Pujara was noticed taking his fellow teammates to the cleaners as a clip of him coaching in nets surfaced on social media. Pujara took the ariel route many instances in the course of the session. The best-hander charged down the observe and likewise flicked off his pads, flaunting his aggressive aspect within the nets.
Together with Pujara, the Chennai outfit additionally obtained maintain of England all-rounder Moeen Ali for INR 7 crore, Karnataka all-rounder Ok Gowtham (INR 9.25 crore), Robin Uthappa (traded) and Tamil Nadu batsman C Hari Nishaanth, Harishankar Reddy and Bhagath Varma (all for INR 20 lakh).
The Chennai aspect had a forgetful final season within the UAE the place it completed seventh on the factors desk, failing to qualify for the playoffs for the primary time in IPL historical past. This yr, CSK may even be bolstered by the return of vice-captain Suresh Raina, who had opted out of IPL 2020 owing to private causes.
Whereas IPL 2021 is ready 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.