The retention phase of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) came to an end on Tuesday, November 15. All ten teams submitted their final list of retained players to the governing body. In a big announcement from the retention phase, the Chennai Super Kings have released West Indies all-rounder and T20 legend Dwayne Bravo ahead of the 2023 Indian Premier League auctions.
Dwayne Bravo was brought by the Chennai Super Kings in the 2022 IPL auctions for 4.40 crores after a fierce battle with the Delhi Capitals and the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Chennai Super Kings did not have a great outing in the season and finished ninth. Bravo ended with 16 wickets, to become Chennai’s leading wicket-taker in the season. However, he struggled with the bat and could manage only 23 runs in six innings.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 15, 2022
The West Indies all-rounder first played for the Chennai Super Kings in the 2011 season. Since then, he has won three IPL titles and one Champions League title with the franchise. In his 161 matches IPL career, Dwayne Bravo has scored 1560 runs and has taken 183 wickets.
Let’s take a look at how fans reacted to the Chennai Super Kings releasing Dwyane Bravo ahead of the 2023 IPL auctions:
Dwayne Bravo, the leading-wicket taker in the IPL, has been released by Chennai Super Kings ⤵️ #IPLRetention
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) November 15, 2022
Adios, Champion Bravo! pic.twitter.com/TIfluyRag4
— ‘ (@Ashwin_tweetz) November 15, 2022
Wait, has Dwayne Bravo retired (like Pollard)??? Or did CSK release him whilst he's still an active player? 😐
End of an era, truly 😔 https://t.co/0ZHhwkigep
— S 🇨🇭🇮🇳 (@santh_gva) November 15, 2022
— CSK Fans Army™ (@CSKFansArmy) November 15, 2022
— Palak Goel (@Palakgoel111) November 15, 2022
— Sharvil Patel (@Sharvil_2612) November 15, 2022
Thank you for unforgettable memories! We will miss you Dwayne Bravo in yellove jersey. 🥺💔 pic.twitter.com/GseGlpGppc
— DIPTI MSDIAN (@Diptiranjan_7) November 15, 2022
#DwayneBravo has been the reason for many wonder moments at CSK but the one that stands out for me is IPL 2018 opener against MI. Perfectly staged our comeback
— Reetvik (@iam_reetvik) November 15, 2022
Dwayne Bravo is a Champion player. What he has done for Chennai Super Kings over the years is incomparable.
— Sandeep Kumar (@sandeep_suga) November 15, 2022
Chennai Super Kings retained players list
The Chennai Super Kings took to social media on Tuesday, November 15 to share their list of retained players for the upcoming 2023 Indian Premier League season. The list includes skipper MS Dhoni and Ruturaj Gaikwad among the retained players. The four-time IPL champions have also retained their former skipper, Ravindra Jadeja. There were speculations about his future with the franchise. However, the Chennai Super Kings have refuted the claims with the retention move.
List of retained players: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Prashant Solanki, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Mitchell Santner, Matheesha Pathirana, Subhranshu Senapati