MS Dhoni visited India Cements office, met N Srinivasan after the Chennai ODI
MS Dhoni is the VP-Marketing at India Cements.
Updated - Sep 22, 2017 12:44 pm
Indian cricketer MS Dhoni played a match-winning knock in the 1st ODI against Australia in Chennai. But what also gathered a lot of spotlight, was his visit to the corporate office of Indian Cements Limited (ICL). Interestingly, it was the first time that Dhoni visited the ICL, owned by none other than N Srinivasan. ICL also owns Chennai Super Kings, the IPL team.
Dhoni is the Vice President-Marketing of ICL. He spent almost half the day there, meeting the staff, visiting the gym apart from interacting with the senior management and ofcourse an one-to-one session with Srinivasan. The CSK outfit has made their intentions clear of getting back Dhoni in their set up, and this particular meeting will surely delight the fans even though it is to be believed that the Dhoni’s visit was purely ICL related.
The CSK officials, however, strove to play down the visit stating that not much should be read into it. “As he was in Chennai, he wanted to visit the office, meet Mr Srinivasan and find out for himself how the office works,” Kasi Viswanath, a close aide of Srinivasan, said adding, “It is no secret that CSK want Dhoni but we are still waiting to hear from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on the way forward for the league.”
CSK intends to retain its core team
“Talks with BCCI about player retention is going on. We hope to have draft similar to the one in 2016. Since we are the highest-paid franchise among the two, we will get to pick first. So that is an advantage if it happens,” said George John, Director of CSK. “Talks are going on with the core group that we had two years back. If we get them back, it will definitely have a continuity and that is what we always look to achieve as franchise,” John added.