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IPL 2018: MS Dhoni reveals his biggest regret of this season

The 36-year old regrets the fact that the matches were moved away from Chennai.

Shreyas Iyer and MS Dhoni
Shreyas Iyer and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Coming back into the league after two years, Chennai Super Kings have done so well this season. Though they were criticized for their selection in the auction, their performance did all the talking. Fans wouldn’t have expected a better comeback, as the IPL giants gave it the best shot in every department. With veterans Rayudu, Watson, and Dhoni getting back to their best form, the journey to the finals has been so smooth.  Adding to all this is MS Dhoni getting back at finishing games.

The CSK franchise has always considered the fans as an integral part of their family, and the fans never disappointed either. Chennai Super Kings is known for its huge fan base. Whenever CSK played in Chennai, the ground would always be coloured in yellow. However, things have been very different this season. Just after the first game at Chepauk, CSK had to shift their home ground to Pune. With the long-debated Cauvery issue in the scene, there were people protesting against matches being held in Chennai.

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All this fuss resulted in Chennai not playing six out of their seven home games amidst the Yellow brigade in Chennai. However, many of the CSK supporters didn’t leave any chance to see their Super Kings perform, they reached Pune just to witness their favourite players don the yellow jersey after two years. Also, the franchise has arranged special trains for fans to reach Pune. Speaking in the press conference, MS Dhoni stated that not being able to play in Chennai is his biggest regret, this season.

MS Dhoni’s biggest regret:

“The emotional aspect was more at the start of the tournament. Once the tournament starts you have to be more professional. I was saddened that we couldn’t play our home matches in Chennai but I was still happy that we played at least one match,” Dhoni said.

CSK will be playing their seventh IPL final on Sunday. With SRH in peak form, it would be a very close game. However, CSK is the favourite as they overpowered SRH in the first qualifier. A triumph would be a wonderful way to mark their return to the mega cricket league. Rayudu and Watson would be the key to CSK while Rashid Khan and Williamson are the players to watch out from the SRH.

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