Veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni last represented Team India during the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup in England. The 38-year old cricketer has been on a sabbatical break from international cricket since then. While he was all set to resume playing top-flight cricket with Chennai Super Kings in the much-anticipated Indian Premier League 2020 (IPL 2020) season, his return got further delayed due to the postponement of the tournament.
MS Dhoni joined the Chennai Super Kings training camp for IPL 2020 on March 3. However, the training camp was called off immediately after the IPL 2020 got postponed in wake of the ongoing worldwide panic created by the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of the initial launch date of March 29, the coronavirus outbreak caused the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to move IPL 2020 to a new date of April 15.
🚨Announcement🚨: #VIVOIPL suspended till 15th April 2020 as a precautionary measure against the ongoing Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) situation.— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 13, 2020
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Amidst the cancellation of almost every major sporting event across the world, the Twitter handle of Chennai Super Kings took this opportunity to post a video of MS Dhoni playing football. In the caption, they hilariously described it as a “crossover”. In a fun-filled 32-second video, MS Dhoni can be seen enjoying playing football with some of the coaching staff members at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.