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Chennai's Loss, Pune's Gain: Watch Out Puneites, Thala And Chinna Thala Are Heading Your Way!

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:


  • The Chennai Super Kings are heading to their new 'home', Pune
  • Suresh Raina has posted a picture of himself and MS Dhoni on their way
  • CSK's first 'home' match will be this Friday versus the Rajasthan Royals

The Chennai Super Kings are making their way to their temporary home, which is just a little over 1,200 km away from their regular home at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.

Suresh Raina has posted a photo of his team heading from Chandigarh, where they lost on Sunday night to the Kings XI Punjab, to Pune, where they will play their remaining home matches after the IPL in Chennai fell victim to protests over the Cauvery issue.


Enroute pune ✈️

A post shared by Suresh Raina (@sureshraina3) on


Raina didn't play the thriller in Mohali but he'll be keenly aware that his captain MS Dhoni will know all about the conditions in Pune having played there the last two years as part of the Rising Pune Supergiants. 

Still, while the Chennai Super Kings will probably be happy to not have to worry about protests hampering their matches, the people of the Cricket-crazy city, who waited for two years for the IPL to return while their team was suspended and then got to see only one match, aren't taking it too well.

Here are some of the comments: Chennai will miss you guys😔😔#cskian❤️

swathymrao We will miss u all in chennai 😓😓😭😭😭

_r_e_m_i_n_g_t_o_n_ sir, Chepauk would miss you all! ☹️😥

manoj.vishal.1 chennai is our place come here csk.

However, Pune is ecstatic over their new team's arrival!

_sanika__18_ Yasssssssss my team is coming to my cityyyy!! 💯💯💯😍😍

parthi_a_fan_of_raina Go and get it... Second home for Chennai.. #pune city..

praj_ubarhande Welcome to pune csk 😍😘😘😘😘

iamashishsolanki Welcome, Welcome, Welcome.

er_sankalp Champ u most welcome here 😊😍✌✌👍

adityanalawade5532 Csk is coming to my city😍😍😍

rachaelanthony1499 Welcome to pune!!❤️❤️

ishaqzada_asad Welcome to pune my team 😘😘😘


Here's the full schedule of Chennai's remaining 'home' matches in Pune:

Friday, April 20: versus Rajasthan Royals

Saturday, April 28: versus Mumbai Indians

Monday, April 30: versus Delhi Daredevils

Saturday, May 5: versus Royal Challengers Bangalore

Sunday, May 13: versus Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunday, May 20: versus Kings XI Punjab


And here's what the people of Pune can look forward to:



A post shared by Suresh Raina (@sureshraina3) on


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