The last time Pujara participated in the T20 income league was for Kings XI Punjab, now renamed Punjab Kings, in 2014.
Reacting to his signature from CSK, Pujara wrote: “Thank you for showing faith. Look forward!”
Last month, he expressed confidence that if given the chance, he would definitely do well with his franchise.
As soon as CSK bought Pujara in a one-sided bidding, the whole hall applauded the three-time IPL champions for their gesture.
“We welcome the legend Che #Budji with super sweet applause from the auction hall! #WhistlePodu #SuperAuction,” CSK wrote on its official Twitter page.
Pujara is one of the most reliable batsmen in India at number 3 in test matches. But he failed to reproduce this performance in limited formats.