Ben Stokes, a great all-rounder for England, was up for grabs in the Indian Premier League auction 2023 on Friday, and the Chennai Super Kings won the bidding war and purchased him for the staggering price of Rs 16.25 crore.
Ben Stokes surpassed the previous record set by Chris Morris and moved into a tie for third place in terms of player price in the annals of the Indian Premier League auction.
During this time, Stokes became CSK’s most expensive buy in an IPL auction, surpassing Deepak Chahar’s previous record.
There were a number of teams who were interested in signing the player, including Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Lucknow Super Giants; however, it was CSK that was successful in signing the famous England all-rounder.
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan stated that Dhoni was “extremely satisfied” with the agreement after the side signed Ben Stokes. This came after the side bought Ben Stokes.
“Very thrilled to get Ben Stokes, and we were lucky because he came up at the end of the game.” According to what Kasi Viswanathan was reported as saying by The Indian Express, the team was looking for an all-rounder and MS Dhoni was overjoyed that they were able to acquire Stokes.
“Captaincy is a choice, but it’s one that MS Dhoni will make after some time has passed. Because Kyle Jamieson was hurt, perhaps a significant number of people did not glance at him. We received word from Fleming that he had made a full recovery and was eager to get back to work.
The future appears bright for CSK, and I have high hopes for our performance in this season. We adhere strictly to the procedure, and we believe that this will contribute to our success.
During the auction for the 2023 Indian Premier League, there were offers that broke records. Sam Curran, an all-rounder for England, set a record for being the most expensive player ever to be purchased at an IPL auction. The staggering figure of Rs 18.50 crore was paid by Punjab Kings to get his services as a player.
Chris Morris, who had previously held the record after being acquired by Rajasthan Royals for the price of 16.25 crore in 2020, was dethroned by the superstar player.
However, that was not the end as Cameron Green also moved past Morris after garnering a significant lot of money from Mumbai Indians at the auction on Friday. This brought the total amount of money Cameron Green brought in to Rs 17.50.