MS Dhoni is all set to return in IPL 2021!
The 2021 season of the Indian Premier League is all set to start from April 9 and the Captain Cool, Mahinder Singh Dhoni is all set to make his come back as the Chennai Super Kings Captain. As per recent news, MS Dhoni has started training at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai after the team has completed their RT PCT tests and the stipulated Quarantine period.
“The CSK players completed their quarantine requirements and began practice yesterday. Gradually, the others will join the camp after a period of quarantine,” CSK CEO K Viswanathan Reddy had stated.
Why There’s Pressure
The three-times champion team has plenty of pressure on them as the 2020 season was somewhat unsuccessful for the team. For the first time in IPL history, the Dhoni-led team had failed to enter the playoffs. The team ended being at the 7th position.
Along with Dhoni, the other CSK players who had joined the training sessions are Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu. Young players like N Jagadeesan, R Sai Kishore, C Hari Nishaanth, and Harishankar Reddy have also joined.
Though the tournament has returned to India after hosting its last season in Abu Dhabi, all six teams will have to play the matches at neutral venues. Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad will host the games this year. The tournament finale and the playoffs will be hosted at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.
Recently, the CSK team has shared a video that features Dhoni hitting sixes while practising at the camp in Chennai.
Dhoni fans will surely have a treat for themselves watching Mahi hit sixes and fours in the IPL since MS Dhoni has retired from all forms of international cricket. The first match of the CSK is scheduled for 10th April against the Delhi Capitals.
Mahi has a score of 4632 runs in the 204 matches that he has played.