Chennai Super Kings fans had a field day on social media as they were clearly not impressed with the players that the franchise bought in the auction.
The likes of Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir and Shane Watson are all above 30 years of age.
Take a look at how the fans reacted:
32-year old Kedar Jadhav to CSK at 7.8C. Sonna pecha kekara cricketer, a hard hitting finisher and a handy off spinner will fit into CSK's scheme of things well. 8th player though who is 32+. Experience ellam ok, youth enga da? #IPLAuction #CSK #SummerIsComing pic.twitter.com/boopDIIJuv— Srini Mama (@SriniMama16) January 27, 2018
#HarbhajanSingh - 37yrs#MSDhoni - 36yrs#ShaneWatson - 36yrs#DwayneBravo - 34yrs#FafDuPlesis - 33yrs#KedarJadhav - 32yrs#SureshRaina - 31yrs#AmbatiRayudu - 32 yrs— Trollywood (@TrollywoodOffl) January 27, 2018
Chennai SENIOR Kings #CSK #IPLAuction #IPLAuction2018
@SriniMama16 Mama At the end of Day 1 of IPL 2018 auctions— Charan Kumar (@charan2810) January 27, 2018
CSK's (Dhoni's) Strategy seems pretty clear.. Buy every player who was there in the indian 15 member squad when MSD was the captain of Indian team but were chased out by Kohli!
Its a statement from Thala #CSK
But, CSK still had the backing of some of the die-hard Chennai IPL fans.
Lol.. Aged squad? Have you seen Raina, Jadeja, Plessis & Bravo fielding??? Just watch their previous IPL seasons fielding video. They're monsters.! They 4 can round up and cover the whole ground.!! Age doesn't matter at all.!! Please act wisely. #CSK @ChennaiIPL @IPL— (@THM_Off) January 27, 2018
#CSK Years doesn't matter age doesn't WE ARE THE KING EE ARE THE RULERS @ChennaiIPL @msdhoni @TamilAnniyan Waiting 2018 ipl yellow WORLD IS BACK @CSKFansOfficial #IPLAuction2018 #VIVOIPL #Dhoni #Thala @SirJadeja @DJBravo47 @ImRaina @faf1307 King is back #Dhoni #CSK family pic.twitter.com/yTuQxOQVQh— தல ŞTØŅƏR ŞĄŃJĄÝ (@SanjaySrijachlm) January 27, 2018
And a few others even have a few tips for Stephen Fleming & co.
#CSK definitely needs— Rathnavel Ponnuswami (@reavan) January 27, 2018
opener (Vijay, Vohra)
couple of pacers (Mohit, Tyagi, Unadkat, Gony, Vinay, Pankaj)
uncapped players (Akshdeep Nath, Aniruddha Joshi, Pravin Dubey, Shahbaz Nadeem)
overseas players (Behrendoff, Sammy)
local players (Washi, Jaggi, Apar, Crist)#IPLAuction