IPL 2018: Stephen Fleming's tweet on MS Dhoni is going viral
From his Twitter account, Fleming posted a 28-second clip of a fan, holding a cardboard cutout of Dhoni and running up and down alongside the team bus looking for his hero.
It is a known fact that Chennai Super Kings is one of the franchisees of the Indian Premier League with the biggest fan-following. No matter in which ground they play, the trademark yellow flags remain plastered across the gallery in support of the Men in Yellow. A couple of years of ban from the tournament has not changed the scenario even a little.
The main reason behind this massive popularity is obviously the captain of the team Mahendra Singh Dhoni. While he has a lot of critics in India, or what the social media likes to say- ‘haters’, the IPL seasons reveal time and again that he has as many loyal fans in the country, maybe even more. One such devoted fan made to the social media on Monday, thanks to the CSK head coach Stephen Fleming.
From his Twitter account, Fleming posted a 28-second clip of a fan, holding a cardboard cutout of Dhoni and running up and down alongside the team bus looking for his hero. The team was on their way to the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune for the match against Delhi Daredevils. The bus was surrounded by a rally of cars and bikes, all trying to catch glimpses of their favorite cricketers through the window panes.
Fleming further set off discussions in the comment section about the captain’s absence by captioning the video: “Concern that Dhoni hasn’t made the bus!!” See the tweet below
Concern that Dhoni hasn’t made the bus!! pic.twitter.com/dPP5NznCIU
— Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) April 30, 2018
Pune, the new home ground for CSK
The Pune stadium is the new home ground for the yellow team. All their home matches had to be shifted to Pune because of political disruptions over the Cauvery water issue. However, the Pune stadium is not a new ground for the skipper, as he spent the last two years playing for Rising Pune Supergiants. Needless to say, he made quite a number of fans here as well, over and above his national appeal.