Chennai Super Kings, last week have released the list of players released and retained ahead of the 2020 IPL auction. Before the list was released, it was reported that the Super Kings would be releasing as many as five players from their squad. Even if the number was more, it would have made very little sense to even think that they would let their captain MS Dhoni go under any circumstances.
But a random person on twitter thought so (or at least he posted tweet suggesting it). A twitter post just before the released players were announced was suggesting Chennai Super Kings will be releasing Mahendra Singh Dhoni and he might say “goodbye Chennai” soon.
“As per close sources, CSK are planning to drop MSD tomorrow! Might be very well his way of saying ‘Goodbye Chennai,” a tweet from a twitter handle “mahibaun4u” on November 14 – a day before the list of released players were released- read.
The post actually caught the eye of many after a reply from the franchise. Chennai Super Kings made sure that the tweet was well noticed with a reply playing down the person’s claims.
“Time to say ‘Goodbye sources’!” a reply to the tweet from the official handle of Chennai Super Kings read on the same day.
After a few hours, the released players list came out and indeed, it did not have MS Dhoni in it. And as reported Chennai released five players- Sam Billings, David Willey, Mohit Sharma and Chaitanya Bishnoi.
CSK players retained: MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Lungi Ngidi, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Narayan Jagadeesan, Harbhajan Singh, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, Monu Kumar, Karn Sharma.
CSK players released: Sam Billings, David Willey, Mohit Sharma, Dhruv Shorey and Chaitanya Bishnoi.