RCB vs CSK: MS Dhoni's temple to be established in Chennai claims former CSK legend

Updated - 13 May 2024, 11:53 AM

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Former IPL winner with MI and CSK, Ambati Rayudu has made a bold claim that Temples will be dedicatedly built for MS Dhoni at Chennai shortly. 

Ambati Rayudu's statement comes after MS Dhoni possibly played his final IPL match at the Chennai Super Kings' home ground of MA Chidambaram Stadium.

On his farewell match in Chepauk, the former CSK captain might not have had the chance to come out to bat but his side did remain on the winning side. Chennai defeated the Rajasthan Royals by 5-wickets to take another leap toward the play-off spots.

MS Dhoni will play his last and final IPL league match against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru on May 18th at the M. Chinnaswamy stadium. 

What did Ambati Rayudu say about MS Dhoni?

While speaking to Star Sports after CSK defeated Sanju Samson's Rajasthan Royals by 5-wickets, Ambati Rayudu had unbelievable things to say about MS Dhoni.

As the 5-time IPL winning captain was doing a victory lap in Chepauk, throwing tennis balls to the stands, Rayudu was expressing his thoughts on his former India captain. 

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Ambati Rayudu was overflowing with emotions when he said that MS Dhoni is nothing less than a God in Chennai. Dhoni's godlike figure will end up seeing people build Temples in his name for the things he did for the Super Kings as well as the Indian team. 

Rayudu reminded me that MS Dhoni is the one who brought joy to the Indian fans as well as the CSK fans. The joy for CSK fans came in the form of 5 Indian Premier League titles and 2 Champions League T20 titles in 2010 and 2014.

During his tenure as the Indian captain, Dhoni delivered the nation's first ICC title after 1983 when they won the inaugural T20 World Cup edition in South Africa. 

Then 4 years later on home soil, MS Dhoni led an unforgettable Indian team towards the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 before winning the Champions Trophy in 2013.

All of that makes him a key figure for the CSK and Indian cricket team's history and Ambati Rayudu believes he was a captain who always had faith in his players and always did it for the team he played for. 

"He is the God of Chennai and I am sure, temples of MS Dhoni would be built in the years to come in Chennai. He is someone who brought India the joy of two World Cups and has brought Chennai joy with a lot of IPL and Champions League titles.

He has just been that one guy who shows belief in his players, who has always done it for the team, for the country, and for CSK." - Ambati Rayudu said via Star Sports. 

CSK's play-off hopes are still alive

With their win against Rajasthan Royals last night, the Chennai Super Kings moved to the 3rd spot with 14 points to their name and a match to go. CSK denied RR the chance to reach the play-offs in yesterday's afternoon game and the reigning champions need a victory in their last game against RCB in Chinnaswamy.