New Delhi, Sep 28: Former BCCI chairperson and de facto owner of Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK), N Srinivasan, may have claimed that the side will return in 2018, but team's frontline spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that the possibility of CSK reunion is bleak.
Ashwin was one of the finds of the IPL, who is on track to become a legendary Indian bowler. He has been an important part of the most successful IPL franchise.
CSK, under the leadership of skipper Dhoni, went on winning two IPL trophies and Champions League Trophy before getting banned. Its popularity could be understood with the fact that its still very popular over social media.
CSK's Twitter handle still has 2.32 million followers and has 11,899,790 likes on Facebook.
Studded with the likes of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Brendon McCullum and Dwayne Bravo CSK was banned, along with Rajasthan Royals, for two years in 2015. CSK and RR were on July 14, 2015 suspended from the league for a period of 2 years following IPL betting scandal in 2013.
Ashwin and Dhoni now are part of the new IPL side Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS), which debuted in the IPL 2016.
When an enthusiastic CSK fan enquired Ashwin if fans are going to see MS Dhoni's reunion with his 'beloved' side, the Chennai bowler said the chances are difficult.
Here is what Ashwin said:
Ashwin's statement reflects there is still uncertainity over CSK and RR's return to the IPL in 2018.