Michael Hussey feels CSK will have backing from fans
The team had reached the zenith in the tournament twice, as they won the trophy in 2010 and 2011, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
Published - Aug 22, 2017 2:14 pm | Updated - Aug 22, 2017 2:14 pm
Former Australian skipper, Michael Hussey opines that the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will enjoy immense crowd support when they make their comeback in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2018. Hussey, who was a part of CSK himself, is currently in the city of Chennai being associated with the recently concluded Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL).
The CSK franchise has had a rollercoaster ride through the years. They reached the zenith in the tournament twice, as they won the trophy in 2010 and 2011, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. However, their fall from the peak was dramatic as the team, along with the Rajasthan Royals were embroiled in the spot-fixing scam and both the franchises were suspended for 2 years. As the 2-year period concluded, CSK, as well as the Rajasthan Royals, are all set to feature in the 2018 edition of the cricketing gala.
Michael Hussey speaks about CSK
Speaking about the return of the two franchises, the former Australian batting star said, “It’s great to have both teams back — Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings. I have been here in Chennai for the last few weeks and have been talking to a lot of fans; they’re very excited. Obviously CSK has a huge following here. It has been a shame that they (fans) have been starved of IPL cricket in the last two years, but now it’s going to be an exciting comeback.”
“I am sure the fans will be right behind the team again. I think even for the rivalries – there are some great ones that CSK built up – with Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders. It will be good to see those kind of matches again. The fans will love it,” Mr Cricket added.
Hussey went on to elaborate on what it’ll be like for the CSK to recoup and regain lost ground. “It is going to be an interesting challenge to see if the team can get back up there straightaway or if it takes time. The management will have to work hard to put together a strong team again. Let’s see how that goes but it is exciting to have them back,” he added.