Chennai Super Kings came back after 2 years and when given a chance to build their team from the scratch, they opted to buy tried and tested players who are 30 and above. The Twitterati went mental as CSK did not go for any of the younger players who were available in the season's auction.
What a day of the mega-auction had today as players from all countries found a new home for themselves in different parts of India for two months in 2018. Some picks were surprising, some were unexpected but most of all it was CSK's senior citizen approach that was the biggest shock of the day. All in all, it was a day with many surprises and twists which will need a solution once the proceedings start again tomorrow.
This was a solid buy by CSK! :P
After letting Ashwin go... getting Bhajji for 2 cr is great business. CSK have got an off spinner on the cheap and he is not someone they need to play every game given their expected resources. They would have needed to play Ashwin every game! #IPLAuction— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) January 27, 2018
This was an absolute steal!
Shakib Al Hassan SOLD to SRH at base price 200L.— CricfreakZ (@cricfreakz) January 27, 2018
Now thats a smart pick.#IPLAuction
And KKR let go of their most successful captain! Good buy DD!
Delhi Daredevils get their home boy Gambhir for 2.8C, who will most likely lead the side. #IPLAuction— Srini Mama 💲 (@SriniMama16) January 27, 2018
And he announces he
Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) January 27, 2018
What is happening here!
Every RCB fan right now!
The reason why Amla went unsold! :P
Is CSK the new retirement home?
In parallel universe— शख्त लोंडा (मजबूरी में) (@ugly_hu) January 27, 2018
Cheteswar pujara sold by any particular team #IPLAuction
The real reason why RCB delayed their buys!
RCB is awaiting their loan approval from SBI #IPLAuction2018— InGenious (@Bees_Kut) January 27, 2018
Make us dream CSK! :P
Every damn time! :P
CSK right now!
IPL auction 2018 in a nutshell!
Preity zinta bidding for Chahal!— Shreyas Srinivasan (@Shrecoool) January 27, 2018
So, its confirmed!
RCB will RTM him! 😂#IPLAuction
Costliest retirement home?
CSK squad - ages— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) January 27, 2018
MSD- 36 yrs
Raina - 31 yrs
Ravindra Jadeja - 29 yrs
Shane Watson - 36 yrs
Dwayne Bravo - 36 yrs
Faf du Plessis - 33 yrs
Kedar Jadhav - 32 yrs
Rayudu - 32 yrs
Imran Tahir - 38 yrs
Karn Sharma - 30 yrs
10 out of 11 are aged 30 or more#IPLAuction
Harsha Bhogle might be right here!
Here is a prediction. #CSK will have a complete revamp of their team in 2 years.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 27, 2018