31st March, 2021
Specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara of the Indian Test team was bought by Chennai Super Kings at the auction for IPL 2021. CSK bought them at a base price of Rs 1 crore. He is making a comeback in IPL after a long time. He will be seen playing IPL after seven years. He recently spoke to Cricbuzz about his white-ball return and preparations for the T20 tournament.
Describing his last IPL match, Pujara said, "It's sure that I haven't played in a long time. I was the last part of Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings). In my last game, I think in 2014, Wankhede I was against Mumbai Indians. Returning to IPL means a lot to me. It is the best league in the world and I have missed being a part of it for a long time.
At the same time, when he was asked that all the franchisees had cheered when you bought CSK, he replied, "I could not be more pleased. I am really proud of that gesture of the franchisees." And happy. It is an honor to represent the country. I thank the franchisees, Srinivasan and Mahi Bhai (MS Dhoni) for showing confidence in me. "
CSK owner N Srinivasan said in a news statement that he did not want to let him remain unsold in the IPL auction as he is the national hero who won the Test series to India in Australia. To this, he said, "It is great to say that. I feel fortunate to be part of a franchise that honors the performance of the players for the national team. I am lucky to play under the captaincy of Mahi Bhai." Who was my captain when he made his international debut? It's an emotional moment for me. "
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