The new set of Chennai Super Kings Cheteshwar Pujara on Wednesday he said he was excited and honored to wear the yellow jersey when he received the official skipper kit MS Dhoni before the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) edition. Known for his defensive strength, Pujara was bought by three-time champions for INR 50 GEL at a mini-auction earlier this year.
“Excited and honored to receive the official set from @msdhoni bhai and the @ChennaiIPL family! We look forward to a great season ahead,” the 33-year-old wrote on Twitter.
Pujara was recently spotted leading his colleagues on the wipers, while a video of him training on networks appeared on social media. During the session, Pujara went through Ariel many times. The right-hander pounced on the track and also threw away his pads, flaunting his aggressive side in the nets.
Along with Pujara, Chennai’s team also got England in all directions Mouen Ali for INR 7 crores, the universal K Gowtham of Karnataka (9.25 INR kroons), Robin Utapa (traded) and Batman Tamil Nadu C Harry Nishant, Harishankar Reddy and Bagat Varma (all for INR 20 nail polish).
The Chennai country was forgotten last season in the UAE, where it finished seventh in the points table, failing to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in IPL history. This year, CSK will also be supported by the return of the deputy captain Suresh Rainawho had given up IPL 2020 for personal reasons.
While IPL 2021 is set to begin on April 9 in Chennai, MS Dhoni-led CSK will begin its campaign the evening after taking over last season’s runner-up, Delhi Capitals, at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.