The man who led the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in their glory days and got them to two Indian Premier League (IPL) titles and several qualifiers is back in the colours. Soon after the two-year ban on CSK was lifted from CSK, Dhoni posted a photo on Instagram which shows him donning the No.7 CSK Jersey in his garden outside the garage. Dhoni was the captain of CSK when the team was banned after spot-fixing charges in 2014. Dhoni teased his fans with the photo with the photo and it has been making rounds on the internet ever since.
Dhoni has not yet approached by the CSK as his contract with Rising Pune Supergiants’ (RPS) has not ended yet. Dhoni was removed from captaincy in IPL 2017 a day before the players’ auction. Australian skipper Steven Smith led the team who reached the finals of the tournament.
Though CSK’s one of the directors had revealed that if they are given an opportunity to retain any of the players, then they would surely opt for Dhoni to lead the side. CSK fans went berserk on Twitter on July 14 as the two-year ban ended. CSK Twitter handle too shared memories of the team when they dominated most sides in the IPL since the 2014 edition.
The fans went ecstatic as soon as Dhoni posted the photo as they expressed their feelings in the comments section. Dhoni did well for the RPS team as well. At times it seemed like Smith was not the captain as Dhoni took charge and talked to the bowlers and was seen setting the field.
Dhoni was critcised by RPS owner and there was much rage on Twitter from fans for his comments on being removed from the captaincy. Also, Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Singh Rawat too posted a photo on Instagram of the wicketkeeper-batsman’s CSK jersey which seemed like fitting reply to RPS owner.