Can't think of not coming back to CSK: Dhoni

We will definitely try to get R Ashwin back in CSK MS Dhoni

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It is a second home to me. Ashwin being a local, we want him. You can drop 100 balls, but whenever there is a catch you take it and whenever there is a stumping opportunity, you take it. India's Test series loss to South Africa should also be looked as in two ways both negative and positive.

Dhoni said the fact that Indian bowlers are taking 20 wickets in a match is a sign that the side are never too far from a win. "Once you start scoring runs, you are there", added Dhoni.

A question on India's disappointing Test defeats in South Africa was nearly shot down by the moderator, but Dhoni preferred to answer.

"It did hurt us, because we were not part of IPL for two seasons". The third and final Test is scheduled to be held in Johannesburg from January 24.

Dhoni added that a lot of teams have targeted former Super Kings players in the past, but while the 36-year-old is determined to reassemble the squad the franchise used to have, he admitted that it may not be possible.

While CSK had already retained the services of Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja apart from Dhoni, the fate of Ravichandran Ashwin was still unclear going into the IPL 2018 auction. "We will try to get him".

"A lot of people approached me, I can tell you that". A PTI report quoted Dhoni speaking at a event where he said that the team management will definitely aim to back the local boy Ashwin. You know, (about) who we will get in the auctions.

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He said that it would be like ditching his fans if he had gone for any other franchise.

"The fans have over here have literally adopted me, they accept me as their own".

CSK, who are returning to the IPL after serving a two-year suspension from the cash rich league, are trying their best to bring back their core group of players, who made the franchise a force to reckon with in the league.

"At an auction, we also have to look at how much money we can afford to go for each individual as we look to make a strong team", said MSD. "We want a lot of local players in CSK", said Dhoni. To win a Test, we need 20 wickets.

Cricket is about taking wickets, scoring runs and taking catches.

Two-time Indian Premier League winners, Chennai Super Kings, confirmed that they will be looking to buy R Ashwin at the upcoming auctions in Bengaluru.

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