There's no better love story in the Indian Premier League than the one between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings. Earlier today Chennai Super Kings posted an emotional video of Dhoni bidding adieu to the MA Chidambaram stadium fondly called as the ‘Anbuden' due to Corona virus outbreak in the country.
Dhoni bids short adieu to CSK
In the video we can see the CSK skipper having a final chat with the ground staff and CSK support staff before he leaves Chennai for a short break. He was also seen giving autographs to his fans that flooded the ‘Anbuden' to see him practice. In the video we could hear him saying that ‘ I'll be back soon' to which one among his fans replied ” It has become your home, sir”.
Dhoni has led the franchise to 3 title wins and has took them to the playoffs in every single edition of the tournament that they've played. Fondly called as ‘Thala' by the Whistle podu army, he enjoys a crazy fanbase in Chennai that is second to no one. So it was quite obvious that his arrival to Chennai are celebrated equal to festivals and his departure with sorrow.
CSK Suspends all practice sesions
Chennai Super Kings announced that the practice sessions for the team had been suspended due to the growing fears of coronavirus. Several Chennai Super Kings players including MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina had been training in Chennai where hundreds gathered to cheer on their heroes.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians were set to take on Chennai Super Kings on March 29 at the Wankhede Stadium in the opening match of the latest edition of the Indian Premier League.
While most India stars were busy with international engagements, MS Dhoni, who has not played international cricket since the World Cup semi-final last year, turned up to practice for 3-time IPL champions CSK.
The Indian Premier League was scheduled to start from March 29 but given the current COVID-19 situation, India banned all visas till April 15. BCCI decided that the tournament would be postponed to April 15, with the hope that situation would become better by that time.