The two most successful teams in the Indian Premier League’s history are the Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. Both clubs have won many IPL titles and have been a part of the league since its start. When it comes to the IPL, they are arch-rivals. When asked, the majority of the players would state that they desire to play in the IPL for either CSK or MI. Although not everyone is given the opportunity to play for both teams, there are few players who have represented both.
The Mumbai Indians have had legends like Sachin Tendulkar, Andrew Symonds, Ricky Ponting, and Sanath Jayasuriya, whereas CSK has had legends such as MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, DJ Bravo, Faf du Plessis, and many other superstars.
1. Harbhajan Singh
Since the start of the Indian Premier League, Harbhajan Singh has been affiliated with the Mumbai Indians. During his ten years with the Mumbai Indians, the Turbanator appeared in 136 games and grabbed 127 wickets for the team. The Chennai Super Kings paid Rs 2 crore for the Punjab off-spinner at the 2018 IPL auction.
2. Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo is one of the most well-known cricketers in the IPL, having played for both of the most prestigious teams. Bravo began his IPL career with the Mumbai Indians, but most of his supporters connect him with CSK since he has achieved the majority of his success in Yellow Jersey. He has appeared in 89 matches for CSK and has taken over 100 wickets. He is a great death bowler who has twice won the Purple Cap. Bravo’s fans will be ecstatic to see him back in the yellow shirt.
3. Ashish Nehra
Many people are unaware that Ashish Nehra was a member of the Mumbai Indians in the IPL’s first season, as the left-handed pacer only played one season for the franchise. Later, the MI franchise released him after trading him to the Delhi Daredevils. Chennai Super Kings selected Ashish Nehra ahead of the 2014 season, a move that helped him alter his career, as he later returned to the Indian squad. Nehra had a great deal of success with the Chennai franchise, but his time there came to an end when the team was kicked out of the league.
4. Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu made his IPL debut in 2010 with the Mumbai Indians, impressing everyone with his consistent batting efforts. His consistency earned him a call-up to the national side, but owing to a slump in form, the Mumbai Indians did not include Rayudu in their first playing XI in 2016. Rayudu was selected in the auction by Chennai Super Kings, and MS Dhoni elevated the right-handed batsman to the opening position, a decision that altered his IPL career.
5. Michael Hussey
Mr. Cricket, Michael Hussey, is one of the most underappreciated players in the IPL. He began his IPL career with the CSK squad, where he was outstanding. He scored 1768 runs at an average of 42.10 in 50 appearances for CSK. When he was the CSK, he even earned the Orange Cap. In 2014, he was signed by the Mumbai Indians and played nine matches for them, which also happened to be his final IPL season.