The Royals - which won the only title in 2008 - released eight players, while retaining a 17-member core, and Badale was happy with the list.
The 40-year-old offie took to Twitter on Wednesday to show his gratitude to the fans and the franchise where he spent three seasons.
The list of released players includes Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Monu Singh, Piyush Chawla and Murali Vijay.More news: Coronavirus: Germany extends COVID lockdown until February 14
Also, Murli Vijay didn't quite hit up with CSK batting dynamics since, as Team management only gave star opener 3 matches to bat last season.
Harbhajan said playing for CSK was a "great experience" and he made handsome memories which he will remember fondly. Chennai Super Kings have the least purse in IPL 2021 with Rs 15 lakhs but with the retirement of Shane Watson and the release of Harbhajan Singh, they will have some money for the February 11 auction.More news: David Alaba 'agrees Real Madrid free transfer'
In his two stints with Chennai Super Kings, Harbhajan Singh took 7 and 16 wickets respectively but he missed IPL 2020 due to fears of the coronavirus in the UAE.
Chennai Super Kings are eyeing an overhaul ahead of IPL 2021 mini-auction after failing to reach the playoffs for the first time in their history in IPL 2019.
The veteran off-spinner had pulled out of the 13th edition of the IPL due to personal reasons, choosing not to travel to the United Arab Emirates. It's a team that is so close to my heart, which I've been lucky enough to play for over the years, and I'm excited about the challenge that lies ahead of me as the leader of the team.More news: Lawyer says ex-royal staff will shed light on Meghan letter
In the worldwide arena, he has to his credit 417 Test wickets, 269 ODI scalps and 25 dismissals in T20Is. He is the third-highest Test wicket-taker among all Indians.