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

Piyush Chawla reveals MS Dhoni brought him to the CSK squad for Rs 6.75 crore
Piyush Chawla and MS Dhoni (Image Source: Twitter)

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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