MS Dhoni Bats In The Nets, Receives Rousing Applause From Chennai Fans

MS Dhoni Bats In The Nets, Receives Rousing Applause From Chennai Fans

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. Photo: BCCI

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is less than a month away and MS Dhoni has arrived in Chennai. As expected fans rushed to the M.A Chidambaram Stadium to cheer for their hero. The former India  skipper has a cult status in Chennai and has received loads of adulation throughout the years.

Dhoni took a fresh guard in the net session and he was welcomed back with a rousing cheer. The 38-year-old will sweat it out in training along with Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu until 19th of March. He is likely to take a short break and get back to the field before the league begins- 29th March.

MS Dhoni will look to get back in the groove

The veteran made himself unavailable post India’s loss to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup. Furthermore, his name was dropped from the BCCI’s list of centrally contracted players in January.

Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Imran Tahir, MS Dhoni
Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni.

Dhoni has been playing for the franchise since it’s inception back in 2008. The Super Kings have won the league on three occasions- 2010,2011 and 2018). The yellow brigade will look to equal Mumbai Indians’ feat of four championship wins.

Chennai roped in spinner Piyush Chawla, Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood, England all-rounder Sam Curran and left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore in the auction last December. Dhoni was seen going for a sprint and stretching and had a good hit at the nets. He smacked a few towering blows and the passionate crowd cheered for the cricketer in unison.

Sayantan Bhattacharjee

A student of the game. Averaged 35-plus in gully cricket.