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List: All Trophies won by Chennai Super Kings

CSK is one of the most feared and respected teams in the glamorous world of the Indian Premier League. Having a history of moments of genius, CSK has become a dominant force winning numerous titles and securing their name in cricket folklore.

CSK’s odyssey has been marked by resilience, determination, and outstanding talent from their maiden victory in 2010 through to their recent successes in 2021 and 2023. Symbolized by the legendary MS Dhoni, CSK has been displaying unity and teamwork, tackling challenges with elegance and resilience.

This blog reminisces about the unforgettable years when CSK won the IPL, focusing on the greatest players and the memorable moments when the franchise team established itself as one of the best teams in the league.

Titles won by Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings came very very close to winning the title in the inaugural season itself. They were the first team to reach the final, only victory eluded them and sat in favour with Rajasthan Royals. CSK suffered their first final defeat by a slender margin as RR won it on the last ball of the game. The second season was even worst, as they lost in the semi-final stage of the tournament to Deccan Chargers, who eventually went on to win the title.

Hence, their hunger was three-fold when they entered the arena for the third year. They had win on their conscience and title in mind and victory didn’t elude them this time around. With that one victory began the list of Chennai Super King’s trophies. So, without further a do, let’s take a look at all the titles that CSK has won over the years.

IPL 2010: First victory for CSK

After battling losses in the knockout stages for 2 years straight, Chennai Super Kings won first ever title in the 2010 year. That too at the expense of a team which would eventually go on to become their biggest rival in the tournament.

During the league stage of IPL 2010, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) were placed third. They made it to the playoffs in the very last league match that they had played against Punjab in a tense contest and it was only MS Dhoni’s decisive batting that helped them to qualify.

Deccan Chargers was their victim in the semis as with a stellar bowling performance by Doug Bollinger they moved into the finals. In the final match against Mumbai Indians, an unbeaten 57 by Suresh Raina helped CSK to reach a total of 168/5, thus sealing a 22-run win. Raina’s season tally of 520 runs and 41 wickets by the spin trio were the highlight of CSK’s imposing campaign.

IPL 2011: Successful Title Defense for CSK

One victory was certainly not enough for Chennai Super Kings as they completed a double in 2011. The title defense was certainly something that made them ruthless as they devoured their opponents in the group stages. During the IPL 2011, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) came second in the table with 18 points only above the Mumbai Indians.

An unbeaten 73 by Suresh Raina saw Chennai Super Kings (CSK) claim a nail-biting win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the first Qualifier. In the final, Murali Vijay’s destructive 95 helped CSK post a huge total of 202/5 against RCB. CSK’s bowlers, with R. Ashwin leading, won a comfortable 63-run victory. CSK had their most successful season, led by key performances by players such as Michael Hussey and Ashwin, with a 64.11 win percentage.

IPL 2018: CSK’s Grand Comeback to Indian Premier league

In the year of redemption and resurgence, 2018 was the year of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), when they made a dramatic return to the IPL. Even though the team had to deal with a two-season ban, they did quite well and ended up in the second position of the points table with 9 wins, showing their consistency and resilience. Du Plessis and his heroics 67 in the play-offs led CSK to an intriguing victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 1 a sign of their poise under pressure.

The final contest at Wankhede Stadium witnessed the brilliant unbeaten 117 by Shane Watson which helped CSK to a huge eight-wicket win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Ambati Rayudu was the highest run scorer with 602 runs and Shardul Thakur was the highest wicket-taker with 16 wickets for CSK. With this win, Chennai Super Kings clinched their third IPL title and fifth overall. Their triumph showed that CSK was a powerful side in the league even after an unbelievable comeback and exhibited resilience and teamwork.

IPL 2021: Astounding Victory for CSK

A huge slump in form, changes in the team saw them go trophy less for 2 years in a row. That once again changed in the 2021 edition of IPL as CSK finally managed to win their fourth league title.

A lockdown marred season saw Chennai pipped up in front of their familiar rival in the finals. KKR were a team that CSK had failed to defeat in the final 9 years ago. It was a victory against CSK in the 2012 final that saw Kolkata lift their maiden title. Hence, CSK was out for revenge and that is what they got.

In the recent encounter with Kolkata Knight Riders, CSK was spectacular in the batting department and Faf du Plessis was the star top scoring with a brilliant 86 from 59 balls. His destructive innings saw the CSK posting an imposing total of 192/3.

Thakur was in control with the ball, taking vital wickets and in the end, Kolkata Knight Riders had to lose by just 27 runs. This winning campaign was brought about by the significant players of CSK among them Ruturaj Gaikwad who won the Orange Cap with 635 runs and Shardul Thakur who led the bowling charts with 21 wickets.

Their lively performance was a reflection of CSK’s teamwork and indomitable spirit that has made them one of the best sides in the history of the league. The victory of CSK in IPL 2021 proves their hardship, stubbornness and self-confidence as a team. 

IPL 2023: Nail Biting win for CSK

CSK inscribed a tale of survival with victory in IPL 2023, writing on the citadel of cricketing giants. The relentless spirit of CSK which was relentless in its pursuit of success despite stern tests was eventually crowned as the most successful team in the history of IPL.

The playoffs were a demonstration of CSK’s supremacy, especially in Qualifier 1 against Gujarat Titans. The 60 runs scored by Ruturaj Gaikwad was the match-winning performance in a 15-run win, which took CSK to their 10th IPL final. CSK played their high-voltage last game against Gujarat Titans and had to chase the immense score of 214 runs.

Fueled by the explosive 47-run innings of Devon Conway, CSK demonstrated unyielding resolve to chase down the target with five wickets in hand and win by the DLS method since the rains had interrupted the match. Conway’s outstanding display ensured he was named the Player of the Match, and consequently, it reinforced the resilience of CSK when under pressure.

CSK who won their fifth IPL title along with Mumbai Indians achieved history again thereby showing that these two teams are the most successful franchises in the league. In an amazing season for CSK, players like Devon Conway, who scored 67 all runs and Tushar Deshpande, who took 21 wickets, were key contributors. Their consistent applications were a statement of teamwork at CSK and the spirit of never-die. The victory of CSK in an IPL 2023 denoted their sustainability, integrity, and indefatigable nature. Chennai Super Kings wrote an indelible chapter in the annals of the sport and lifted the trophy once more, overriding the odds, and spreading inspiration to people all over the world through their incredible odyssey of success.

Champions League Triumphs

Just like Champions League in football, a tournament of the same name was introduced in the world of Franchise Cricket as well. In this tournament, teams from different part of the world partook, to be clinched as the champions of champions. And guess what, Chennai Super Kings manage to win this title as well. Let’s find out how many CLT20 titles has CSK won over the years.

CSK’s 2010 CLT20 Triumph

The year 2010 was a captivating spectacle and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) wrote history when they emerged as winners of the CLT20, to become the first team to win IPL and Champions League T20 in the same year. CSK, with the campaign supported mainly by MS Dhoni, began with a mostly dominant group stage including victories over Central Stags, Wayamba Elevens and the Warriors.

Proceeding to the semi-finals, CSK played Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Raina’s scintillating innings gave CSK an exciting win. In the Johannesburg final versus Chevrolet Warriors, Murali Vijay’s brilliant batting easily took CSK to an eight-wicket victory and the title. Vijay was the Man of the Match because he was the best performer, although other top CSK players, especially Michael Hussey and Ravichandran Ashwin, were also instrumental throughout the tournament. Golden Bat was also bagged by the batting excellence of Vijay, while on the other hand, the Man of the Series was won by the exceptional bowling performance of Ashwin.

CSK’s victory in CLT20 2010 was a statement of their determination and teamwork which had resulted in their legacy in cricketing history. With the trophy raised high, CSK have become the living legend of cricket on the world stage.

CSK’s 2014 CLT20 Triumph

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) scripted a fascinating tale of cricketing greatness at the entertaining 2014 Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20), and their resounding victory set them as a world power to be reckoned with. CSK under the brilliant leadership of MS Dhoni gave a brave face and reached the semi-finals by finishing in second position in the group stage.

Two magnificent victories against the Dolphins and the Perth Scorchers ensured CSK’s qualification to the final stage, where they put on an excellent show against Kings XI Punjab in the semi-final. Aided by the amazing performance of Dwayne Bravo scoring 67 runs and brilliant bowling, CSK won with ease by 65 runs and Bravo was the player of the match.

The match against Kolkata Knight Riders in the final served as a great challenge to Chennai Super Kings but they were not swayed and displayed some clinical cricketing ability. A dazzling century from Suresh Raina provided the momentum of the chase and an outstanding spell from Pawan Negi added more weight to their cause as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by eight wickets where Negi was honoured with the man of the match award.

As the IPL 2024 season is approaching, people look with eagerness at Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who prepare to rule the game under the leadership of the legendary MS Dhoni. The unity and talent of CSK are a mark in the history of cricket that was made through their first IPL victory in 2010 and recent wins in 2021 and 2023. They play as a team and will neither tire nor slacken until they find the victory, this characterizes CSK, and it has captivated fans worldwide. With the coming of IPL 2024, the joy only builds that CSK will play again.

Every year, CSK keep the fans captivated with their wonderful performances, leaving their signature on the game of cricket. The next thrilling on-the-road quest of the reigning champions will return the flicker of the IPL to cricket fans around the globe. Also, IPL 2024 is critical as it would probably be MS Dhoni’s final IPL making CSK’s campaign sentimental as everybody would cherish every moment of his legendary career.

FAQs

When did Chennai Super Kings won first IPL title?

CSK got their hands on the first IPL trophy in the year 2010. It was the third season of the Indian Premier League, where they defeated Mumbai Indians in the final to clinch their first title.

When did Chennai Super Kings win first Champions League T20 trophy?

CSK managed to clinch their first CLT20 trophy in the same year as their first IPL title; 2010. With this victory they became the first to complete the double of IPL and CLT20 in the same year.

How many IPL titles has CSK won?

Chennai Super Kings has a total of 5 IPL titles to their name. The first one of them came in 2010 by defeating Mumbai Indians. The 2023 edition of IPL was their latest triumph in the marquee tournament.

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