It was only the second time for the defending champions Chennai Super Kings to have not made it to the playoffs.
They ended their campaign with a loss to Rajasthan Royals by 5 wickets.
This year, the two new franchises have done superbly well when no one had expected them to.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, who have 9 IPL titles between them, failed to make an impact.
They remained the bottom two teams this year.
Chennai’s hopes of making the playoffs were quashed by Mumbai.
Nonetheless, the players and support staff had to bid their goodbyes and they did so in a happy way.
The franchise shared a video on its official Twitter account.
This year, CSK tried a different tack by appointing Ravindra Jadeja as captain but the plan backfired.
Thus, it has been a season of ups and downs for the defending champs this season.
But, nonetheless, they will come back stronger as CSK is known for their winning mentality throughout the 14 years of the IPL.