K. Gowtham of Karnataka became the most valuable uncapped player in IPL history when he was acquired by CSK for a staggering Rs. 9.25 crore at the 2021 IPL auction. He had bought at a starting price of Rs. 20 lakh.
Bowlers enjoy playing for legendary cricketer MS Dhoni, according to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham, who said on Monday that the skipper knows how to get the best out of his bowlers.
The CSK website quoted Gowtham as saying, “Bowlers enjoy playing under Mahi Bhai because he respects a bowler’s qualities and knows how to get the most out of him.”
K Gowtham of Karnataka became the most expensive uncapped player in IPL history when he was purchased by CSK for a staggering Rs. 9.25 crore at the 2021 IPL auction. He had bought at a starting price of Rs. 20 lakh.
Gowtham, 32, went on to say that playing for CSK was a fantasy come true for him, and he went on to explain what sets the franchise apart from the rest of the IPL.
“The CSK management knows cricket as a result of its long relationship with the game, which is reflected in its attitude to players – the soothing words and trust offered when things aren’t going well,” Gowtham said.
Gowtham also stressed the importance of a good leadership community, such as CSK’s, in a team’s success.
“This makes a significant difference and it allows a player to articulate himself more freely. They speak with the athlete and see whether there is something specific that needs to be done or whether he is working on anything. It’s much easier for a player to go out and do his best when these things are taken care of “”Says the latest CSK recruit.”
Gowtham moved to Punjab Kings (formerly Kings XI Punjab) in 2020 after spending the previous two seasons with Rajasthan Royals, where he made a name for himself with his six-hitting prowess at the death. However, he only appeared in two games last season. He has 156 runs and 13 wickets in his IPL career, which has spanned 24 matches.
Three-time champions required spinning all-rounders for the coming season, and Gowtham could be a match-winner if he is used properly. The Chennai-based team is trained in Mumbai, where they will play their first five matches. The team started practising in Chennai on March 8 before checking into their hotel for the seven-day quarantine needed before the start of the season.
On April 10, they face the Delhi Capitals in the first match of the season. Ace all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, as well as batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara, Suresh Raina, and Robin Uthappa, have joined the squad in Mumbai after recovering from an injury suffered during the Australia tour.