Fans Flock Gym to Get a Glimpse of MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is back in action for the 2023 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), and they're looking to get back their lost mojo. Last year was a rough one for the team, as they finished in 9th place. But this year, things are looking up, especially as the franchise heads back to its home turf – the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
The IPL is returning to its old format of home and away games, and CSK will be playing as many as seven matches at the Chepauk. To maximize fan engagement, the team has allowed fans to attend practice sessions, creating a match-day atmosphere for the players.
Fans and their Love for Dhoni
The fans have been ecstatic, especially when CSK captain MS Dhoni goes out to bat. In a recent practice game, the crowd erupted in joy as Dhoni smashed a ball out of the park. The moment was captured on camera and shared on the team's official social media account, garnering a lot of attention.
However, some fans went overboard and were caught filming Dhoni's workout session from outside the building.
In the video, the 'Thala' can be seen doing pull-ups with ease, as hundreds of fans gather outside just to catch a glimpse of their icon. It's not every day that you get to witness a legendary cricketer working hard on his fitness regime, and this video is proof that Dhoni is as dedicated to his fitness as he is to his cricket.
At the age of 42, Dhoni is showing no signs of slowing down. Even after retiring from international cricket three years ago, he continues to remain one of the fittest cricketers around, inspiring millions of his fans to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Dhoni on Social Media
The team has been sharing photos and videos of Dhoni getting ready for the upcoming season, and fans are excited to see him back in action.
One thing is for sure, everyone is excited to see Dhoni play in the 2023 IPL.
Dhoni's Last IPL
But this year could be different. With rumors of this being Dhoni's last IPL season, the fans will be hoping to see their hero in action for one last time. Of course, the man himself hasn't confirmed anything yet.
One thing's for sure, though - Dhoni is determined to make the most of his time on the field. He has spoken about his desire to play in front of the Chepauk crowd once again, and with the home and away format returning this year, he'll get his wish.
The Chennai Super Kings will play their first home game against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), and you can bet that the atmosphere will be electric.
But before that, the Super Kings will face the Gujarat Titans on March 31 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.