Rajasthan kicked off the series of congratulatory messages on Twitter by welcoming CSK's return. "VANAKKAM. The energy in #Chennai and the @ChennaiIPL are simply a treat. Look forward to great games again in 2018!," the winners of the inaugural edition tweeted.
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) December 14, 2017
"Khamma Ghani Rajasthan! To Royal Roars!," CSK tweeted in return.
Other IPL teams including Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) also welcomed Rajasthan's return.
Looking forward 🙏— Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) December 14, 2017
Bengaluru or Jaipur, always a Royal encounter! #PlayBold
"Our fans have shown tremendous excitement about our return and we couldn't be happier. We hold them in utmost regard and are so glad to see their enthusiasm," Manoj Badale, who has been the lead owner of the Rajasthan franchise since its inception, said in a statement.
Earlier, a panel appointed by the Supreme Court had suspended Rajasthan and Chennai for two years over a corruption and spot fixing scandal.