The Chennai Super Kings (CSK), a highly successful team in the Indian Premier League (IPL), have won the IPL championship four times. Moreover, no other team has made more playoff appearances (eleven) or IPL Final appearances (nine) than CSK.In this article, we will explore the history of CSK, its team members, logo, colors, theme music, expensive players, IPL suspension, and its sponsors.

History of Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was founded in 2008 and is owned by India Cement Company via the holding company Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. The home games of the team take place at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The involvement of the team’s owners in the 2013 IPL betting scandal led to their suspension from the IPL for two years starting in July 2015.

However, the team made a triumphant comeback in the 2018 season and won the championship. The team’s captaincy is held by MS Dhoni, while Stephen Fleming serves as its head coach. In January 2022, CSK became the first sports organization in the country to achieve unicorn status.

Team Members

CSK has a strong team of players, including some of the most well-known cricket players in India. MS Dhoni, who is one of the most successful captains in IPL history, leads the team. Other key players on the team include Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, and Faf du Plessis.

Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni, and Suresh Raina

Logo and Colours

The team’s logo features a roaring lion’s head in orange, with the team’s name in blue beside it. The crown featured above the team name is identical to the one present in the logo of the Coromandel King brand. The primary color of the team is yellow, and the jersey has stripes of blue and orange on either side. The roaring lion emblem is in the shirt’s center. Several traits are symbolized by the elements of the logo, such as energy, youthfulness, dedication to achieving excellence, and a passionate demeanor.

Theme Music

The team’s anthem is “Whistle Podu,” a composition by Aravind-Shankar (the duo of Aravind Murali and Jaishankar Iyer). Although the song was initially made for YouTube in 2008, it got famous throughout the 2009 campaign and eventually became the team’s anthem. The music video of the song showcases the street dance form called dappangutthu, which holds significant popularity among certain communities in Tamil Nadu.

Expensive Players

CSK has paid top dollar for some of the best players in the IPL. In 2008, the team paid $1.5 million for MS Dhoni, who was the captain of the Indian limited-overs team at the time. Until 2009, when the Super Kings signed English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff for $1.55 million, Dhoni was the most expensive player in the IPL. Dhoni has taken the Super Kings to nine finals, winning four of them, making him one of the IPL’s most successful captains.

Chennai Super Kings
CSK’s most expensive player ever Andrew Flintoff

IPL Suspension

The owners of the Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings were banned from the Indian Premier League for two years on July 14, 2015, by the RM Lodha Committee Because of their involvement in the 2013 IPL betting case. However, the Chennai Super Kings’ appeal for the ban to be lifted was accepted for hearing by the Supreme Court of India on February 24.

Chennai Super Kings Team For IPL 2023

PLAYERROLEPRICE
MS Dhoni (c)Batter/Wicket-keeper12 Crore
Devon ConwayBatter1 crore
Ruturaj GaikwadBatter6 Crore
Ambati RayuduBatter/Wicket-keeper6.75 crore
Subhranshu SenapatiBatsmen20 lakh
Moeen AliAll-Rounder8 Crore
Shivam DubeAll-Rounder4 crore
Rajvardhan HangargekarBowler1.5 crore
Dwaine PretoriusAll-Rounder50 lakh
Mitchell SantnerBowler1.9 crore
Ravindra JadejaAll-Rounder16 Crore
Tushar DeshpandeBowler20 lakh
Akash SinghBowler20 lakh
Matheesha PathiranaBowler20 lakh
Simarjeet SinghBowler20 lakh
Deepak ChaharBowler14 crore
Prashant SolankiBowler1.2 crore
Maheesh TheekshanaBowler70 lakh

Sponsors of Chennai Super Kings

CSK has a robust sponsorship base that includes a number of well-known companies. The primary sponsor of CSK is TVS Eurogrip, a brand of TVS Srichakra expanding their presence in the Indian Premier League (IPL). TVS Eurogrip replaced Muthoot Finance as the primary sponsor for CSK in 2021.

In addition to TVS Eurogrip, other sponsors of CSK include Gulf, Equitas Small Finance Bank, Nippon Paint, BKT Tires, Clear Shampoo, Jio, British Empire, Fan Play, Dream11, Boost, Myntra, Kotak, and many more. CSK also has a number of official partners, including Fancode, SGS India, ACT Fibernet, HIL, Jio, BKT Tires, Gulf, Clear Shampoo, Dream11, and Fan Play.

Overall, CSK has a diverse range of sponsors and partners, representing various industries and sectors, which helps to secure its financial stability and brand recognition in the IPL.