He association with CSK is from 2008, which was the very first edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) where CSK franchises bought him for the highest price of $1.5 million for the first edition. His involvement in CSK brought a lot of fan following from different states of India specially from Bihar and Jharkhand. He was also not disappointed his fans and owners by winning IPL trophy in 2010 and 2011 & CLT-20 edition in 2010 and 2014.
If Dhoni continues to play after two years, then CSK will most probably try to buy him back. "We won't say Dhoni's association with CSK is over, but for now, he will play for some other team," the source added. He also revealed "Dhoni will definitely feature in the IPL for a new team. There is absolutely no pressure from CSK to stop him".
It may be possible that we might seen two new teams in IPL-9. So it is going to be interesting to see which franchise will make this 'synonymous of the CSK' a part of their team.
With inputs from agencies