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The affair of Yellow: Chennai Super Kings


Chennai Super Kings have announced their return in style. They are making a huge statement to the oppositions in every match. Though there were several trolls on the team for being "over-rated", they are proving critics wrong by answering with their experience.

One thing that has been a highlight of their performances was that it was team performances i.e  Bravo against MI, Billings against KKR, Dhoni against KXIP and Watto whacking against RR.

Chennai Super Kings, who are playing their home matches at Pune never fell short of any support from the fans who came all the way from Chennai to cheer them up. This sums up the immense fan following they have

The presence of an Australian opener in the Chennai Super Kings squad is becoming a "blessing in disguise" for the squad. The "Yellow" affair may be a reason. But it's more about the intent that the Australian cricketers shown to be a part of a proud CSK franchise under Dhoni's regime.

While it was Mathew Hayden in the initial stages of the league, Mike Hussey carried his legacy for quite some time. Though Bazz and Smith played a vital role till 2015, the franchise hasn't shown any interest in retaining them after the two-year ban.

Matthew Hayden hit over 1100 runs in his three-year stay with the franchise. The most exciting part of his journey has been the use of "mangoose bat" where he smashed opponents to every corner of the ground in 2010. Similarly, Mike Hussey got attached to the franchise right from the first match. His innings of 116 against KXIP in their inaugural match was really a "crowd pulling" one for the IPL 2008.

Doug Bollinger and Ben Hilfenhaus were the pillars of the bowling department in their time. Very few know the fact that George Bailey was also a part of the squad, but hasn't represented in a single game in yellow colors.

Everyone was awestruck in the January auctions as Royal Challengers Bangalore haven't shown any interest to use RTM for either Gayle or Watson.While everyone expected Faf du Plessis will be doing the opening honors, Watson was roped in for 4 crores. This made a statement that Watto will fill the void of the opening slot.

106 of 57 deliveries by a batsman who took retirement from International cricket couple of years ago was heart quenching. Watson who had a wonderful IPL journey since its inception with the Rajasthan Royals didn't carry the same for the RCB franchise in the last two years (it is to be noted that he hasn't scored a single half-century for the franchise in his 24 innings for them).


We wish Watson a very happy season ahead and may his contributions play a vital role in the CSK's journey. 

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