Ahead of the IPL 2023 mini-auction in Kochi on December 23, all the IPL teams have submitted their players’ retention list to the BCCI.
Every team made noticeable changes and realized big names making the upcoming Auction interesting for everyone. Meanwhile, India’s ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja hogged headlines after CSK revealed that they retained the southpaw.
Jadeja wanted to switch teams after a tiff with CSK’s management. Meanwhile, former CSK star Ravichandran Ashwin uploaded a new video on his YouTube channel, assessing CSK’s strategy and commenting on the franchise’s decision not to release Jadeja.
Ashwin opined that the club did the right thing by retaining Jadeja, especially when you could have 16 crores in your pocket if you let him leave. He added that while CSK would have got 16 crores, the management would not be able to replace a player of Jadeja’s calibre.
“Imagine letting go of a player like Jadeja to another team. You will get 16 crores, but how will you replace him?”
“His all-round abilities are unparalleled, and you will not get an Indian player of Jadeja’s stature. Secondly, how can you make the other team so strong if you let him leave? CSK’s management made a rational decision.