In the IPL, the terms “success” and “CSK” have been interchangeable. The team has been incredible in almost every edition of the IPL so far. CSK has won the IPL three times.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is one of the most prolific teams in the Indian Premier League’s history. Despite being banned for two seasons, the franchise led by legendary wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni has continued to make an impact, demonstrating their dominance.
The franchise, which boasts a high level of fan satisfaction, is an excellent example of a club that has maintained a relentless push for excellence without losing its ideals. Players are supported across thick and thin rather than being dumped at the first opportunity, as seen in most franchises, which is a glorious sight for viewers.
These are the top five CSK Players of All Time.
1. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is the man who has led the franchise to this level of success. He has been the captain of the team since the tournament began, and it is fair to say that the former India captain is the franchise’s backbone. At every point, Dhoni has led from the front, impressing everyone with his shrewd captaincy and incredible big-hitting. CSK has become a challenge in every version of the IPL under his leadership. Countless times, he has assisted in snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.
2. Suresh Raina
Raina is an important member of CSK. He is CSK’s top run-scorer and ranks second among IPL’s all-time leading run-scorers. He’s a destructive batsman, a fantastic catcher, and his spin bowling skills come in handy as well. Raina is a good ball striker with the potential to do well under pressure. Fondly known as ‘Chinna Thala’ amongst the supporters of Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina is arguably the most important player for Chennai Super Kings. The only poor season Super Kings endured coincided with his absence from the side.
3. Dwayne Bravo
With his incredible death-bowling and big-hitting skills, the Windies all-rounder has become a crucial part of the Super Kings’ success. Bravo joined CSK in 2012 and has provided viewers with plenty of thrills, spills, and exhilarating highlights. The Caribbean all-rounder is pretty famous amongst the fans for his dance skills which he often portrays during celebrations. Though his batting skills have deteriorated over time, the death over specialist ensures a few victories for the side with his economic spells.
4. Ravichandran Ashwin
Given his local origin, R Ashwin struck up an immediate bond with the CSK faithful, and many fans were disappointed to see him drafted by the Kings XI Punjab after CSK’s return to the IPL. Under Dhoni’s leadership, Ashwin was one of the deadliest tools for the Chennai Super Kings. He bowled several crucial spells for the Chennai-based franchise and ensured the highest bowling standards. The player is currently a vital cog in the Delhi Capital’s bowling set-up.
5. Ravindra Jadeja
CSK acquired Jadeja after a bidding war with the Deccan Chargers at the 2012 auction and the rest is history. The explosive batsman is one of the most versatile players in the game of cricket. He can bat, bowl, and is arguably the best fielder in the World. Ravindra Jadeja is MS Dhoni’s first choice when it comes to breaking a partnership. He is also capable of scoring quick runs and recently shocked the World by scoring 37 runs in a single over against Harshal Patel.