Bangla Hunt Desk: In the first season of IPL in 2008, the possibility of playing for Mumbai Indians, not Chennai Super Kings, was created by World Cup winning India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. But in the end, Mumbai Indians could not get Dhoni in the team for Sachin Tendulkar. Many people jumped at the auction to get Dhoni in the team but in the end the fight was between Mumbai and Chennai. However, Chennai had the last laugh about taking Dhoni.
Dhoni had just won the T20 World Cup against India in 2007. So everyone rushed to get a captain and star cricketer like Dhoni in the team. The Mumbai Indians also showed interest in taking Dhoni. But for Sachin Tendulkar, the Mumbai Supers and Dhoni were taken by the Chennai Super Kings. That Dhoni has made Chennai three-time IPL champions.
That time Sachin Tendulkar was the star cricketer of Mumbai Indians in IPL. According to the rules, the star cricketer of the team has to pay 15 per cent more than the salary of the most expensive cricketer of the team. In 2008, Chennai took Dhoni to the team with a salary of 11 crore 33 lakh rupees. If Mumbai had hired Dhoni with that amount, Sachin would have had to pay 15 per cent more. In that case, the Mumbai team management had to face a lot of difficulties to form the rest of the team. The Mumbai team management was forced to release Dhoni after thinking about all those aspects.