IPL 2018: Ziva Observes As MS Dhoni Signs CSK Contract

IPL 2018: Ziva Observes As MS Dhoni Signs CSK Contract

IPL 2018 is ready to welcome CSK and RR after a 2-year suspension! MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja sign contracts for CSK while daughter Ziva observes Dhoni.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is on top-gear to make a strong comeback in Indian Premier League (IPL) season 11.

Ever since their two-year-suspension was revoked last year, the two-time champions have been busy with promotions on social media. Ahead of the much-anticipated mega-auction, scheduled for January 27 and 28, CSK retained three of their biggest names — MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday, January 4, thereby adding excitement over their return.

CSK, who have always found innovative ways to reach out to their fans, posted videos of their superstar players signing the contract form ahead of the upcoming edition.

In the videos posted on Twitter, Dhoni is signing the documents in front of his daughter Ziva. The World Cup-winning former captain saying “back home” as per the video clip.


Jadeja was hopeful of the team return to winning form on their comeback run. The all-rounder said: “There is a lot of excitement. Am very happy to be part of the CSK team again. Hopefully, we will try and win as many games and enjoy our action.”

On the other hand, Raina expressed delight at having another opportunity to play in front of “knowledgeable crowd” at Chepauk [MA Chidambaram Stadium].

“Vanakkam Chennai. Good to be back to CSK after two years. Looking forward to playing in front of my beautiful crowd and knowledgeable crowd, which I missed for the last two years,” Raina said.

Kohli becomes costliest IPL player

Dhoni’s retention cost CSK about Rs. 15 crores, while Raina and Jadeja duo cashed-in for Rs. 11 crore and Rs. 7 crores, respectively.


A total of 18 players saw retention by the eight franchises on Thursday. Indian captain Virat Kohli, who is currently leading the side in a three-Test series in South Africa, surely became the highest-paid player in the league as he was retained by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for Rs. 17 crores.

Rajasthan Royals, who are also returning from a two-year suspension, retained Australian captain Steve Smith for Rs. 12.5 crore.