back to top

13 Things That Are Worth The Same Amount As The Chennai Super Kings, Apparently

You should be able to afford a lot of things if you can afford an IPL team. Not if that team is CSK, though.

Posted on

This is the Chennai Super Kings team, one of the most successful and popular T20 sides in the world.

Indranil Mukherjee / Getty Images

The squad boasts of some of world cricket's biggest superstars.

Manjunath Kiran / Getty Images
Star Sports

Who have won a lot of trophies over the years.

Indranil Mukherjee / Getty Images

By all reasonable estimates, this team should be worth a looooot of money, right?

Dibyangshu Sarkar / Getty Images

Wrong. According to reports, the CSK side was recently valued at all of ₹5 Lakh by its owners, India Cements.

A few months ago, the Supreme Court had stated that board officials could not own IPL teams. The then BCCI President/India Cements owner N. Srinivasan was, thus, forced to sell the franchise to a subsidiary. It was also stipulated that 5% of the sale value was to be paid to the BCCI — a sum that turned out to be a grand total of ₹25,000, thanks to India Cements' most honest accountants.
Punit Paranjpe / Getty Images

A few months ago, the Supreme Court had stated that board officials could not own IPL teams. The then BCCI President/India Cements owner N. Srinivasan was, thus, forced to sell the franchise to a subsidiary. It was also stipulated that 5% of the sale value was to be paid to the BCCI — a sum that turned out to be a grand total of ₹25,000, thanks to India Cements' most honest accountants.

₹5 lakhs.

CBS / Via youtube.com

So what are some other things that are worth the same amount as the entire Chennai Super Kings franchise?

AMC / Via mocksession.com

1. Casting Shah Rukh Khan in your movie... for 12 seconds.

Yash Raj Films / Via shogdar.net

Taking a conservative ₹40 crore estimate for a 2.5 hour film... Yep, 12 seconds of SRK is all ₹5 lakh will buy you. 6 loops of this gif, if you will.

2. Or casting Kareena Kapoor in your movie for 60 seconds.

Dharma Productions

The wage gap struggle is real.

3. This television and home theatre combo.

Would you rather own the Chennai Super Kings, or just watch them in hi-def from your living room? Tough choice.
Amazon.in

Would you rather own the Chennai Super Kings, or just watch them in hi-def from your living room? Tough choice.

4. 12 square feet of an apartment in Bandra.

Even that TV and home theatre won't fit in this space.
Wikipedia.org

Even that TV and home theatre won't fit in this space.

5. A one-night stay in the Maharaja Suite of the Leela Palace, New Delhi.

You know... If you get bored of your luxurious 12 square feet in Bandra.
indiantourandtravel.com

You know... If you get bored of your luxurious 12 square feet in Bandra.

6. The special edition gold Apple Watch.

They're not worth the same, actually. The watch is way more expensive than the team.
Spencer Platt / Getty Images

They're not worth the same, actually. The watch is way more expensive than the team.

7. Half a Virgin Galactic flight... if ₹1 was worth the same as $1.

Not happening.
Adrian Dennis / Getty Images

Not happening.

8. Tuition fees & expenses for one semester at IIM, Ahmedabad.

Hey, 1/4th an MBA should still give you some idea on how to manage a business as effectively as N. Srinivasan.
Sam Panthaky / Getty Images

Hey, 1/4th an MBA should still give you some idea on how to manage a business as effectively as N. Srinivasan.

9. Alternatively, you can just hire an IIM grad to manage your business... for, like, 4 months.

Have you seen their pay packages? And this is only if you go for an average IIM grad.
CNBC / Via youtube.com

Have you seen their pay packages? And this is only if you go for an average IIM grad.

10. Renting a Gulfstream G550 for a one hour flight.

That's not even enough time to fly you from Chennai to the closest other IPL venue.
Afp / Getty Images

That's not even enough time to fly you from Chennai to the closest other IPL venue.

11. Hiring Falguni Pathak to perform 1/3rd her set during Navratri.

She gets ₹16 lakhs a night(!) when festival season is on. Even 3 CSKs won't pay enough to hire this woman if the IPL opening ceremony was held during that time.
Strdel / Getty Images

She gets ₹16 lakhs a night(!) when festival season is on. Even 3 CSKs won't pay enough to hire this woman if the IPL opening ceremony was held during that time.

12. The RTO registration charges of MS Dhoni's Kawasaki Ninja H2.

This is just one of the many many bikes in the CSK captain's garage. Ex-showroom price — ₹29 lakhs.
wikipedia.org

This is just one of the many many bikes in the CSK captain's garage. Ex-showroom price — ₹29 lakhs.

13. MS Dhoni in your team for 12 balls of an entire IPL season.

CSK retained him in their team for $3 million this season. That's $3 million for 16 matches of 40 overs each. The CSK franchise is actually only worth 2 overs of their captain's time.
Manjunath Kiran / Getty Images

CSK retained him in their team for $3 million this season. That's $3 million for 16 matches of 40 overs each. The CSK franchise is actually only worth 2 overs of their captain's time.

It should go without saying that these figures are (very) rough estimates. Still more accurate than the CSK accountants, though.

New Line / Via giphy.com

Follow BuzzFeed India on Facebook