The IPL craze has taken taken the fans by storm and they are eagerly waiting in anticipation for March 23 when the 12th edition of the cash-rich league kicks off.
It is that time of the year when friends challenge each other, every individual cheers for his respective team with utmost passion and determination and most importantly, once team-mates become fierce competitors.
While all the fans are geared up to welcome their heroes back to the field, the CSK fans have made it special for their very own 'Thalaiva' MS Dhoni. The stands of MA Chindambaram stadium were open for the fans where the CSK players were to arrive for the first practice session. The fans of the Yellow Army did not disappoint and within no time the entire stadium was occupied by them. They made their presence felt with the loudest cheer for MSD when he came out in the middle to practice.
Chennai Super Kings took to Twitter to share the eardrum shattering response:
This was just a trailer of what is to unfold come March 23 when Dhoni's CSK will lock horns with Kohli's Royal Challengers of Bangalore at the same venue. CSK will be defending their title that they had won at Mumbai's Wankhede stadium against Sunrisers Hyderabad. CSK will be hoping to retain their title and in the process, become the first team to win more than three IPL trophies.
MS Dhoni had an electrifying 2018 season when he returned back to the Chennai outfit after two seasons. He scored an impressive 455 runs in 16 matches at an average of 75.83 and with a strike rate of 150.66. He will be hoping to repeat the same performance in the upcoming edition and take his team over the line. If he rediscovers his rhythm with the bat, then it will do justice to his confidence heading into the World Cup.