Piyush Chawla reveals MS Dhoni brought him to the CSK squad for Rs 6.75 crore

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Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR) parted ways with Piyush Chawla last year (2019) after the leg-spinner failed to achieve anything substantial in the whole season.


For a bowler with proven experience in the league, getting another team in the next edition was not a difficult task.

However, what nobody expected is the fact that the 31-year-old will emerge as the most expensive player to feature in IPL 2020.


Chennai Super Kings (CSK) paid a whopping amount of INR 6.75 crores to acquire the spinner.

In a recent interview with Sportskeeda, Chawla revealed that it was CSK captain MS Dhoni who decided to bring him into the squad.

“We were having a camp in Chennai just before the IPL was supposed to start. So, I had a discussion with him regarding cricket, and that was like I asked him about the decision of me getting into CSK, and he told me that obviously it was my decision to take you to CSK,” Chawla said.


The Gujarat-born bowler is among the most capped players of the tournament. With 150 wickets to his name, he ranks second in the list of leading wicket-takers.

Chawla attended the CSK camp held at Chepauk Stadium as a part of his preparation for IPL, a tournament originally scheduled to commence from March 29. However, the pandemic caused by COVID-19 played a spoilsport.

The bludgeoning rise in coronavirus cases across the nation makes it difficult to imagine the occurrence of the cash-rich league in India this year.


Meanwhile, Dhoni’s last appearance in international cricket came in India’s semi-final defeat to New Zealand in the ICC World Cup 2019.

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