With this very bidding pad, RCB underbid for MS Dhoni in the 2008 auction, quite regretfully I must say,” he said. So Sachin went to MI, Ganguly was acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Virender Sehwag plied his trade for the then Delhi Daredevils. He was the most expensive player in the IPL until 2009 when the Super Kings signed up English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff for $1.55 million. So they stopped and that’s how we got Dhoni because I said I don’t want an icon,” concluded Srinivasan. The player auction for the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) season is all set to take place in Kolkata on 19 December. “This is the same bidding pad RCB used in the first-ever auction (Showing the pad on the screen) and they were named Bengaluru back then because the official names of the franchises weren’t finalized as yet. In a recent interview to PTI, N Srinivasan revealed the nitty-gritty of what transpired in the 2008 auctions and how his franchise ensured that Dhoni goes nowhere else. MS Dhoni, today, is hailed as one of the most successful skippers in IPL. Auction-2. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was the captain of the Indian limited-overs team in 2008, was bought by the Super Kings for $1.5 million at the 2008 players' auction. The franchise had, at the time, rolled out a mindboggling US$1.5 million, to grab India's World Twenty20-winning captain. In 2014, the BCCI raised the first-choice retention fees to 12.5 crore. They also let go of the services of Shivam Dube, Gurkeerat Singh, Pawan Negi, Parthiv Patel (Retired), Isuru Udana and Umesh Yadav. The auction is likely to take place in the third week of the coming month, with February 18th being touted as a potential date. Write to us at, CreativeBrains Retail (OPC) Private Limited. MS Dhoni is an asset to have for any team. Hours before the big match, Richard Madley, who was auctioneer for the first 10 IPL seasons, tweeted an image of the auction sheet for IPL 2008 when Dhoni was sold to CSK for $1.5 million. The base price was set at US$ 50,000. So when the bidding went on for Dhoni, I was clear at any price MS Dhoni,” he added. But, Dhoni didn’t have any home franchise, so there were no restrictions on him. CSK were able to buy Dhoni for Rs 9.5 crore without having to go through a lot of trouble. Hours before Sunday's final, Richard Madley, who was auctioneer for the first 10 IPL seasons, tweeted an image of the auction sheet for IPL 2008. Madley has been the auctioneer at the IPL from the outset, until 2019, serving the league for 11 years. 26 players including unsold players from auction-1 signed up for the auction. Cricket IPL. He was later replaced by Hugh Edmeades, a fellow Britisher of Madley with great experience in fine-arts auctioneering. Richard Madley has been one of the Indian Premier League’s most popular faces over the years, with the prolific auctioneer and his gavel grabbing a lot of attraction in the Indian media. Royal Challengers Bangalore have retained star batsman AB De Villiers for the 14th edition of the IPL. The first auction was conducted on 20 February 2008 with Mahendra Singh Dhoni winning the highest bid of US$1.5 million. IPL 2008 – MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings) Price tag: $1.5 million Having led the Indian team to the World T20 title in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2007, it was no surprise that the then Indian skipper got the highest-winning bid at the IPL 2008 auction. Note: The calculations hold good as of December 4th, 2020 when 1 USD was equivalent to INR 73.75.. 1. Richard Madley auctioned in IPL for 11 years Ex-IPL COO reveals how CSK picked MS Dhoni and Delhi passed on Virat Kohli in 2008 auction Over the course of the next 12 years, Dhoni remained with Chennai Super Kings and … Since franchises were restricted to spend within USD 5 million and Mumbai Indians (MI) already spent USD 1.6 million on Tendulkar, they couldn’t afford another million on Dhoni. Dhoni, who had won the T20 WC in 2007, was the most expensive player in the IPL 2008 auction. The second IPL auction for foreign players took place in Mumbai on 11 March 2008. In this article, we take the top five costliest buys at the 2008 auction and calculate what their value would be now. Having led the Indian team to the World T20 title in the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2007, it was no surprise that the then Indian skipper got the highest-winning bid at the IPL 2008 auction. IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings official N Srinivasan reveals how CSK bagged Dhoni in IPL auction 2008. It is said that MS Dhoni almost went to Mumbai Indians in the very first auction before a smart ‘arithmetic’ move made him Chennai Super Kings’ first-ever captain. "Just found my one and only auction sheet for the historic first ever #VIVOIPL auction in 2008. Team India coach Ravi Shastri, however, has all but confirmed that Dhoni will play IPL 2020. As per the report, Dhoni continued to earn the same amount in IPL 2009 and 2010 that he earned in IPL 2008. Team: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Price tag: $1.5 million. TAGS: Chennai Super Kings, Indian Premier League 2020, MS Dhoni, Mumbai Indians (MI), N Srinivasan. Former IPL auctioneer Richard Madley shared a “rare piece of cricket memorabilia” featuring the CSK skipper. MS Dhoni: INR 11 Crores. The inaugural IPL auction back in 2008 was of huge significance in cricket world as team India had just won the inaugural T20I World cup and it was time BCCI was trying to rope the brand IPL. Dhoni, who led CSK to the IPL title thrice in 2010, 2011 and 2018, has never gone under the auction hammer after being sold to CSK in 2008. But not many people know that if not for a specific regulation, MI would have acquired him in 2008 itself. document.getElementById('newsnowlogo').onclick=function(){ window.open('http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Sport/Cricket','newsnow'); }; document.getElementById('newsnowlogo').style.cursor='pointer'; document.getElementById('newsnowlogo_a').style.textDecoration='none'; document.getElementById('newsnowlogo_a').style.borderBottom='0 none'; © 2013-2021 CricTracker Pvt Ltd All rights reserved. Teams also signed players on individual basis. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Season: 2008. Dhoni was the costliest player at the first-ever IPL auction ini 2008. Steve Smith , who was retained by Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018 mega auction, failed to fire last season and his captaincy was less than sensational as well. 14 players were sold in the auction. Dhoni was one of the most sought-after players in the IPL 2008 auction and MI were also desperate to snap him up. The Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 tournament launched in 2008 to a roaring worldwide success. By: - Nitesh Kumar. Quite interestingly, they decided to retain the services of Josh Philippe and Kane Richardson, who didn’t feature an awful lot in the 2020 edition. During the auctions that unfolded prior to the inaugural event, the then Indian captain MS Dhoni was picked up by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) while his successor Virat Kohli joined the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). From IPL 2011 to 2013, he earned nearly Rs 8.2 crore every year. In a stroke of luck, CSK didn't have an 'icon' player in their ranks before the IPL 2008 auction. India won the inaugural edition of World T20 under the captaincy of MS Dhoni and MS was one of the hottest contenders going into the auction. In an interview recently with The Sports Doyen, he showed a bidding pad from the first-ever IPL auction, which belonged to the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who were yet to be named back then. Royal Challengers Bangalore have released 10 players from their side, which includes some big names like, Aaron Finch, Dale Steyn, Moeen Ali and Chris Morris. Richard Madley, the auctioneer for the first 10 IPL seasons, tweeted an image of the auction sheet for IPL 2008 when Dhoni was sold to CSK for $1.5 million. Pre-season player signings. RCB revealed why they had to opt out from Dhoni's bidding during IPL 2008 auction Having already led India to the inaugural T20 World Cup title in 2007, MS Dhoni had become a household name for his instinctive and fresh style of captaincy along with his fierce power-hitting since debut. IPL 2008 Auction saw a moderate start until MS Dhoni’s name was pulled out of the bag. Player: Mahendra Singh Dhoni. During the first player auctions for the inaugural IPL season, conducted in January 2008, the Chennai team bought a number of contemporary star cricketers such as M.S. Hence, Dhoni earned that amount in IPL … Top 5 buys from the 2008 IPL auction, and where they are now More News. “When it came to USD 1.5 million, I think they realised they would have to pay Sachin USD 1.65 million and Dhoni USD 1.5 million, five million was the purse and sixty per cent of the purse would go to these two players. Andrew Symonds was the most costly foreign player. In 2008, nobody realised in the hotel what was happening, in the auction world and in the cricket world, on that historic day. "Each auction has had its own highlight. With his father and father-in-law being an auctioneer, he started as a floor sweeper in various auction halls and slowly worked his way up to become one of IPL’s most pivotal faces. Last Updated: 21st August, 2020 12:47 IST When MS Dhoni Was NOT CSK's 1st Choice Player Ahead Of IPL 2008 Auction; Watch Video MS Dhoni, who was picked by the Chennai Super Kings in 2008, has played a massive role in their success over the years as has guided them to 8 IPL finals. MS Dhoni as the captain of Chennai Super Kings in IPL (Source: BCCI) In the year 2007, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former captain of Team India made India champion in the first edition of the ICC T20 World Cup.After this, in 2008, the foundation of the world’s largest Indian Premier League (IPL) was laid. Further, CSK is the only franchise to have reached the knock-out rounds of the tournament in every season they have played so far. MS Dhoni ended as the costliest buy of IPL 2008 Auctions. James Hopes was the costliest player at US$ 300,000. PTI JSW Sports signs Rishabh, to manage his commercial interests. In the very first auction ahead of IPL 2008, there was a rule which stated that big names like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and others will be playing for the respective home franchise. Richard Madley, who oversaw the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions in 2008, on Sunday shared a snapshot of his auction gavel and first pen to paper marking of M.S. IPL 2021: Crores rained on AB de Villiers, joined elite club with Dhoni-Kohli. Chennai Super Kings showed their interest in buying his services and bid $1.5 million for him. However, it seems clear that RCB are going to make some significant changes to their side in a bid to challenge for the title and further improve their 4th position finish in 2020. Dhoni being sold to the Chennai Super Kings. MS Dhoni – INR 11 Crores (USD 1,500,000) The Ranchi-born has led the Super Kings to three championship titles, second only to Mumbai Indians (MI). In a recent interview to PTI, N Srinivasan revealed the nitty-gritty of what transpired in the 2008 auctions and how his franchise ensured that Dhoni goes nowhere else. His mind with calm and composed thinking has done wonders for Indian cricket team and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Madley said that he was given the nickname hammerman on that day and revealed a very interesting detail later on. One can only imagine how different the IPL landscape would’ve had RCB grabbed the chance to buy MS Dhoni. IPL 2020: Unacademy Lets Crack It Sixes of the Season – Ishan Kishan Chennai Super Kings had secured the services of Dhoni for $1.5 million in 2008. Dhoni, Matthew Hayden, Stephen Fleming, Muttiah Muralitharan and Michael Hussey.Dhoni became the costliest player of the auction, as the Chennai franchise bought him for $1.5 million. For latest cricket news and updates, subscribe to our Daily Newsletter. MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2008) 414 runs @ 41.40, strike-rate: 133.55. The 2008 champions have appointed Sanju Samson as their new skipper for the upcoming edition. about 14 minutes ago. © Copyright 2013-2021 CricTracker Pvt Ltd, IPL: 3 Players Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will never think of releasing, 5 flops of IPL 2020 who can be hit in IPL 2021, IPL 2020: 5 players who can replace Suresh Raina in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), IPL 2018: Mitchell McClenaghan urges fans to support through thick and thin. CSK roped Dhoni right in the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and even after a decade, the franchise is reaping rich rewards for their decision. Richard Madley, the Briton who will act as the IPL auctioneer for the sixth straight time on Sunday, termed selling MS Dhoni for $1.5 million in the inaugural auction in 2008 the 'highlight' of his career. “It is a question of arithmetic, at that time Mr Bindra was there, Punjab wanted Yuvraj to play for them, Delhi wanted (Virender) Sehwag to play for then, Mumbai could not imagine a team without Sachin Tendulkar, how could Sachin play for somebody else,” N Srinivasan said. CricketTimes.com provides Latest Cricket News, Live Scores, Schedule, Results, ICC Rankings, Stats, and Videos. When BCCI announced that it will host a domestic league under the name of the Indian Premier League for which franchises start to choose their star players. Richard Madley has been the auctioneer at the IPL from the … “Therefore, all them said they wanted icons, they had to pay the icon 10 per cent than the highest-paid player of the team in the auction. 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