CSK had bet on Ben Stokes in the auction with a lot of hope. CSK bought Ben Stokes by paying a large amount of Rs 16.25 crore. But this CSK bet turned out to be a failure. Ben Stokes featured in just two matches this season. In these two matches Ben Stokes failed to show anything amazing with the bat and scored just 15 runs. Due to the injury, it was already clear that Ben Stokes would not be bowling.
Ben Stokes returned to England due to a spate of injuries last week. It is now clear that Ben Stokes will not return to India for the final match. It is unclear if CSK will retain Ben Stokes for next year or not.
Bad Stokes history
In recent years, Ben Stokes’ record of participating in IPL has been very bad. Last year, Ben Stokes wasn’t even available for purchase. In 2021, Stokes played just one match for Rajasthan Royals. After which Rajasthan decided to release him.
Even in 2020, Ben Stokes played only 8 matches for Rajasthan Royals. In the 6-year IPL career, Ben Stokes has played just 45 matches. Although Ben Stokes has managed to score two centuries even in so few matches. For this reason, teams have been buying it every time at the auction by paying a huge amount.