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MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma: Here Is How Much These Cricketers Have Got In 2018 Retention

The 2018 season of IPL (Indian Premier League) is going to be a striking as two teams CSK (Chennai Super Kings) and RR (Rajasthan Royals) are making a comeback after two years. Mostly this season will be cherished for MS Dhoni who is returning back as CSK Captain.

A total of 18 players are retained by their franchises and everyone is looking ahead for the mega-auction which is set to take place 27 and 28 January in Bangaluru.

Below is the list of the players retained by each franchise using the PRO (Player Retention Option)

Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni: 15 Crore
Suresh Raina: 11 Crore
Ravindra Jadeja: 7 Crore

Mumbai Indians

Rohit Sharma: 15 Crore
Hardik Pandya: 11 Crore
Jasprit Bumrah: 7 Crore

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Virat Kohli: 17 Crore
AB De Villiers: 11 Crore
Sarfaraz Khan: 1.75 Crore

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner: 12 Crore
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 8.5 Crore

Rajasthan Royals

Steve Smith: 12 Crore

Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunil Narine: 8.5 Crore
Andre Russell: 7 Crore

Kings XI Punjab

Axar Patel: 6.5 Crore

Delhi Daredevils

Rishabh Pant: 8 Crore
Chris Morris: 7.1 Crore
Shreyas Iyer: 7 Crore


Coach Ravi Shastri Answers The Sudden Apprise On MS Dhoni’s Retirement

Coach Ravi Shastri Answers The Sudden Apprise On MS Dhoni’s Retirement

On 7 July 2018, MS Dhoni turned 37 and eyeing the age factor many individuals want him to retire from international cricket. But why a player has to call it to quit when he is similarly fit matching a 24 year aged young cricketer. Dhoni is a player born once in a century. He is one of the biggest Cricketers this universe has witnessed. But the same person is getting booed by the audience when he failed to win two matches.

After a terrific win in the first ODI, India lost the ODI series against host England. Besides Dhoni, even other players botched in front of bold England troupes but it has to be Mahi to be blamed for every loss.

He batted unhurriedly since he didn’t want to give away his wicket early and tried to build a partnership but plan didn’t work out.

After getting overpowered by England Team, MS Dhoni was caught taking the ball from the umpire and people started the rumors of his retirement announcement. Everyone thought that Dhoni took the ball as a gentle reminder of his last ODI match but Ravi Shastri answered the main reason behind his actions.

He told TOI, “MS wanted to show the ball to Bharat Arun. He wanted to show him the wear and tear the ball had endured, to get a general idea of what the conditions were like”.

On Dhoni’s retirement, he said “That’s rubbish. MS is not going anywhere. But right now, all this clamour is nonsense. He wanted to show the ball to Arun to just have a look at it after close to 45 overs had been bowled”.

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Virat Kohli Defends MS Dhoni: Delivers A Perky Speech In Favor Of The Former Captain

Virat Kohli Defends MS Dhoni Delivers A Perky Speech In Favor Of The Former Captain

Following a tranquil victory in the first ODI, India was beaten by England in the second ODI at Lords. India was chasing a competitive score of 324 runs and had a pleasing start till the 8th over. Afterward, the top order failed and MS Dhoni had to arrive for rescue. However, the legendary Cricket failed this time since wickets were falling down repetitively.

MS Dhoni’s gloomy inning of 37 off 59 balls came under the attack of heavy criticism. It was just a bad day as everyone failed at their respective job but it is MS Dhoni who is targeted again and again.

Virat Kohli Defends MS Dhoni Delivers A Perky Speech In Favor Of The Former Captain
When asked about Dhoni’s unhurried inning, Kohli said that people just wait for a chance to criticize him.

He said “It is unfortunate that people jump to conclusions quickly. When he does well, people call him best finisher ever, when things don’t go well, people pounce on him. Today was a bad day for all of us, not just him. He is an experienced player and the idea was to take it deep. You don’t want to lose by 150-160 runs”.

Team India will play the final and decider ODI on 17 and a five-match test series against the host.

While playing the second ODI against England, MS Dhoni completed his 10,000 ODI runs and 300 Catches in the format.

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Just In: Bollywood Actor Angad Bedi Marries Neha Dhupia, See Pictures

Just In: Bollywood Actor Angad Bedi Marries Neha Dhupia, See Pictures

While everybody was just recuperating from the gigantic carnival of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja wedding, KJO presented a surprise with the announcement of a new couple. Bollywood Actor Angad Bedi who was last seen in Tiger Zinda Hai got married to Neha Dhupia.

Karan Johar broke the news on Twitter and said “My darling and most special friend @NehaDhupia who l love and adore dearly is married to the gentleman and talented @Imangadbedi !! Here’s wishing them decades of unconditional love!!!!”.

The Couple wholeheartedly announced the news of their intimate wedding!

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