Mahendra Singh Dhoni has confirmed that Chennai Super Kings will make an effort to sign star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.
“It’s always a tough call,” Dhoni said during a promotional event in Chennai. “We will definitely go for him in the auction. Ashwin being a local lad… we want a lot of local players in the side. We have somebody like a Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis and Brendon McCullum”.
“It’s always a strategy and as I said we need to have the right mix because there will be an auction next year as well,” he pointed out.
“What we also want is to have a strong connection with the local boys and at the same time people who have played for us,” he noted.
“A lot of people approached me, I can tell you that,” he said. “I can’t think of not coming back to CSK. As I said, it’s because of everything – what we have been through as a team, how we have conducted ourselves, how the management has been, how the players have been, how the fans have been.