It has been more than a year now that Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave up the captaincy of the Indian cricket team in the limited overs format. However, the way he has been leading the Chennai Super Kings in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is impeccable. They returned in the tournament after a ban of two years and looked threatening for the opposition in almost every game.
On the other hand, MS Dhoni was highly praised for his phenomenal batting against the Kings XI Punjab which they lost by mere 4 runs. Meanwhile, their home ground was shifted from Chennai to Pune but Dhoni and his team’s fanbase didn’t even move an inch. During their last encounter against the Rajasthan Royals, a female fan was seen holding a placard in which she had apologised to his future life-partner as her first love is none other than MS Dhoni.
ICC took notice of this moment and shared the picture on their official Twitter handle.
— ICC (@ICC) April 20, 2018
The moment this picture went viral on the social media, MS Dhoni fans went gaga and started reacting. It was interesting to watch Pakistani fans praising the former Indian captain.
I’m from Pakistan and Love the great #mohindrasinghdhoni the great!
Love from Pakistan !
— Kamran Siddique Khan (@KAMIUNCLE) April 20, 2018
Dhoni has led his team phenomenally so far. The CSK have won 3 games out of 4 under Dhoni and currently leading on the points table. After the team formation, they were criticised for buying a bunch of aged cricketers. However, their performance resulted in the increase of their fan base in such a way that a huge number of fans travelled from Chennai to Pune to watch their favourite team playing against the RR.
Their next encounter is with the Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 22 at the Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.