As expected, India cricket team stars Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni got retained by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) respectively on Thursday January 4 during the IPL Player Retention event in Mumbai.
India's hitman Rohit Sharma also found his place back at Mumbai Indians.
There has been a shocking omission as the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have not gone ahead to retain their star skipper Gautam Gambhir. Also, Shikhar Dhawan doesn't find his place back at Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Here is the complete list of retained players
Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni (Rs 15 crore)
Suresh Raina (Rs 11 crore)
Ravindra Jadeja (Rs 7 crore)
Steve Smith (Rs 12.5 crore)
Kolkata Knight Riders
Sunil Narine (Rs 12.5 crore)
Andre Russell (Rs 8.5 crore)
Part-time singer, full-time entertainer! ??— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) January 4, 2018
When @Russell12A is on song, there are very few who hit the ball as cleanly as he does. ?
THE VERSATILE ALL-ROUNDER IS A KNIGHT, AGAIN! Welcome back! ?#AmiKKR #KorboLorboJeetbo #VivoIPLRetention #Retained pic.twitter.com/GqHaYdspDn
Accurate with the ball & explosive with the bat! ??— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) January 4, 2018
That's our very own, @SunilPNarine74 for you! An integral part of the #KnightRiders family for the last 7 years, he will don the #KKR colours once again in @IPL! Welcome back! ?#AmiKKR #KorboLorboJeetbo #VivoIPLRetention pic.twitter.com/SfAh6Sdxds
Chris Morris (Rs 11 crore)
Rishabh Pant (Rs 15 crore)
Shreyas Iyer (Rs 7 crore)
Rohit Sharma (Rs 15 crore)
Hardik Pandya (Rs 11 crore)
Jasprit Bumrah (Rs 7 crore)
David Warner (Rs 12.5 crore)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Rs 8.5 crore)
Our favorite #Speedster @BhuviOfficial has been retained and we’re super pumped to watch another season of the Purple Cap holder dominate the bowling attack this #IPL2018.— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) January 4, 2018
Let’s welcome our #SwingKing back into the #OrangeArmy! pic.twitter.com/izdEPPwI20
Kings XI Punjab
Akshar Patel (Rs 12.5 crore)
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (Rs 17 crore)
De Villiers (Rs 11 crore)
Sarfaraz Khan (Rs 3 crore)