IPL 2020: Sakshi Dhoni reacts after MS Dhoni reunites with CSK members for training camp
Dhoni is set to return to competitive cricket after a gap of more than 14 months.
Updated - Aug 15, 2020 8:47 am
Back in March, the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) seemed to have gone into the doldrums. The tournament was scheduled to start with Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) match against Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium, However, it had to be postponed for an indefinite time period after the COVID-19 virus started wreaking havoc all around the world.
However, slowly, but steadily things are getting back into shape. The tournament is set to get underway on September 19 and has been moved from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). CSK, the three-time champions of the T20 league, have already embarked in their journey. The players have reached Chennai for a preparatory camp at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
Earlier, the Tamil Nadu government gave CSK the permission for the camp before the players head to the UAE. Last year, the Super Kings, captained by MS Dhoni, went to the finals, but lost to Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai by a solitary run in Hyderabad. Even for the upcoming season, the team has retained most of their players, showing faith in them despite their old age.
In the meantime, Raina uploaded a picture where he, along with Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma and Piyush Chawla, was striking poses. Dhoni was seen in a round-necked yellow T-shirt. Prior to that Raina also thanked Vistara for carrying them to Chennai in the pandemic situation.
Here’s Raina’s post
Seeing the players together after a long time, Sakshi Dhoni, MS’s wife, also sounded excited. She replied to Raina’s post and wrote, “Reunited (love emoji)”
Here’s Sakshi Dhoni’s comment
As for Dhoni, recently he also went for a COVID-19 test at his home in Ranchi and was tested negative. The veteran is now set to return to the cricket field after a break of more than 14 months. He has been a linchpin for CSK and took them to the playoffs every other time since 2008.
The last time the 39-year-old played was in the 2019 World Cup where Martin Guptill ran him out in the semi-final at the Old Trafford in Manchester. Whether he’s able to show the fluency in batting, captaining and keeping remains to be seen.