We will go all out to get MS Dhoni: CSK director
The director also said that they will try to rope in some local talents who have performed well in the TNPL.
Published - Aug 25, 2017 3:25 pm | Updated - Aug 25, 2017 3:25 pm
As far as the Indian Premier League (IPL) is concerned, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have made them synonymous with consistency. The team led by former Indian skipper MS Dhoni became the first IPL franchise to win 2 IPLs and came 2nd best as many as 4 times. But the fans of the most consistent IPL team received a shocker when the franchise was temporarily banned from playing in the IPL for 2 years, for not complying with the certain rules and regulations of the competition.
In this two years, the CSK loyalists have seen it all. They have witnessed their ‘Thala’ Dhoni don the purple jersey of Rising Pune Supergiant and even get discharged as the captain. But finally, the layoff period is over and the yellow army is ready to support their team again. As far as the team building is concerned, the CSK management is trying to reunite their perennially successful unit.
While they are attempting to catch hold of Stephen Fleming to offer him the coaching role again, CSK director George John has made his intentions clear by saying that they will go all out to have their captain back in the fold. “We will have the same support staff we had two years back. Fleming too will be on board as coach and the talks are on the advanced stage,” said George, while speaking to The New Indian Express.
“We will try our best to get back as many players who played for CSK two years back. But as far as MS Dhoni is concerned he was synonymous with CSK and we will go all out to get him. He has such a big fan following here and all franchise need a player like him to keep their brand and fans intact, so bringing back Dhoni is our top priority,” he further added.
CSK targeting Washington Sundar and Sai Kishore
The Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) was a major hit this year. When asked about whether his team is looking forward to rope in some local talent in the form of Washington Sundar and Sai Kishore, he replied “The TNPL has been a wonderful breeding ground to spot talent. We have seen some amazing performances in the last two editions. We will certainly look players who fill our slots. We would love to have them. Both performed splendidly in TNPL. But it will not be easy to bid as every team will also be in the race.”