The much awaited IPL Retention is over and now everyone is looking for the IPL Auction. IPL Retentions were pretty on the expected sides but few very surprising picks made by some teams. Defending champions of IPL Mumbai Indians retained Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya and Jasprit Bumrah While Rajasthan Royals retained Australian Skipper Steve Smith. Kings XI Punjab also retained just one player, Axar Patel.

Here’s the full list of players retained by each team :

Chennai Super Kings: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja

Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah/Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya

Delhi Daredevils: Shreyas Iyer, Chris Morris, Rishabh Pant

Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Andre Russell

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner, Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Rajasthan Royals: Steven Smith

Kings XI Punjab: Axar Patel

With Sarfaraz Khan being retained for RCB even though he didn’t play many games last season was the biggest surprise for all. Gautam Gambhir wasn’t retained from KKR which was a surprise as well for few set of fans.

Here’s how twitter reacted to IPL’s retention :