Cheteshwar Pujara, the veteran red-ball specialist of India, sealed his comeback to the Indian Premier League on Thursday when Chennai Tremendous Kings roped him in for Rs 50 lakh within the IPL 2021 auction.
After being purchased by the MS Dhoni-led aspect, Pujara took to social media and posted a tweet with a caption: “Thanks for displaying the religion. Look ahead!”
Thanks for displaying the religion 🙏
Look ahead! https://t.co/t7QlT6SGW1
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) February 18, 2021
The 33-year-old returned to the cash-rich Twenty20 league after seven years — the final time he performed was for Kings XI Punjab in 2014.
Pujara has been a core member of India’s Take a look at workforce, nevertheless, he has not been in a position to make an affect in T20s. In 30 IPL matches, he has managed 390 runs at a mean of 20.53 and strike fee of 99.74.
Cheteshwar Pujara final performed the IPL in 2014 for Kings XI Punjab.
He has now been purchased by CSK for the 2021 version.
— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) February 18, 2021
So glad for @cheteshwar1 👏👏🙏. Properly deserved!! Go properly buddy
— Ashwin 🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) February 18, 2021
Actually delighted for @cheteshwar1 comeback in #IPL . Couldn’t have requested for a greater captain than Dhoni who is aware of how you can get the perfect out of every particular person. #IPLAuction #IPL2021Auction pic.twitter.com/IToyc6NIFL
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) February 18, 2021
An applause within the Public sale Room as CSK will get Pujara for 50L. Properly performed! 👏🏼 #IPLAuctions2021
— Ajith Ramamurthy (@Ajith_tweets) February 18, 2021
Lastly, Pujara will get offered. And the applause that broke out within the public sale room advised a narrative. Properly finished CSK #IPL2021
— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) February 18, 2021
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) February 18, 2021
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) February 18, 2021
— Anand Vasu (@anandvasu) February 18, 2021
In whichever manner you have a look at the issues, clapping in unison after Pujara was purchased by CSK, was ridiculous. If all different groups had a lot appreciation for Pujara, why didn’t they bid for him. My thoughts goes again to 2010 public sale the place Mohd Kaif was ridiculed #DoddaMathu #IPLAuction
— ದೊಡ್ಡ ಗಣೇಶ್ | Dodda Ganesh (@doddaganesha) February 18, 2021
Unsure if Pujara will get a recreation at CSK, however there might be quite a bit behind that transfer. A attainable transfer from a rival membership to IC-owned Vijay CC in TNCA League might be on the playing cards
— Venkata Krishna B (@venkatatweets) February 18, 2021
Alternatively, Krishnappa Gowtham, an IPL common who was launched by Punjab Kings, was the second off-spinner CSK purchased after Moeen Ali. With the hefty price ticket, Gowtham turned the most costly uncapped purchase in IPL historical past.
Among the many gamers who went unsold have been Hanuma Vihari, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, Chris Inexperienced, Adil Rashid, and Aaron Finch.