Indian Premier League 2019: Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav seems to be upbeat after Chennai Super Kings retained the pocket-sized dynamo ahead of the player auctions next month. Like Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav took to Twitter to thank the franchise for retaining him. His post read, “I truly appreciate for being retained in CSK for IPL2019. Thank You @ChennaiIPL, eager to wear the yellow jersey again. #WhistlePodu #IPL2019.” Also Read - Saw Sachin Tendulkar Dance First Time: Harbhajan Singh Remembers Night of 2011 World Cup Win

Kedar Jadhav picked up a hamstring injury in the first match of the last season, due to which he had to miss out on the entire tournament. David Willey was brought to replace him. Jadhav has been unsettled ever since missing out on the IPL for CSK as injuries have marred his progress.

The lower-middle order batsman has played a total of 65 games in the IPL and amassed 917 runs at an average of 24.13 and strike rate of over 134. He also has three fifties to his name in the competition.

Earlier, Harbhajan Singh had also taken to Twitter and thanked the CSK scouts for retaining him. His post read, “Extremely delighted to be a part of the #YellowArmy in 2019! Let the whistles begin!”

Here’s all you need to know about the Chennai Super Kings squad ahead of the IPL 12 Auctions:

Players Retained: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi

Players Released: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma

Purse Balance: Rs 8.40 cr (Rs 6.5 crore from last season and additional 2 crores for this season) are left with the CSK for the auction, as the franchise already has spent 73.60 crores on the current squad.