With the IPL 2023 just around the corner, MS Dhoni has rejoined the CSK squad and his return has sparked a frenzy among fans.
The iconic captain, affectionately known as ‘Thala,’ will be playing his first IPL match in Chennai after a three-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions. All the teams have already begun their preparations for the tournament.
IPL 2023 MIGHT BE THE LAST FOR MS DHONI
The schedule for the highly anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is out. The opening match will see Chennai Super Kings pitted against Gujarat on March 31. The tournament will follow a home-and-away format this time around. So, MS Dhoni will play in Chennai for the first time in three years.
MS Dhoni enjoys a massive fan base in Chennai, and the reception he will receive when he takes the field at Chepauk after such a long time was discussed by former Australia opener Matthew Hayden on Star Sports. With the IPL less than a month away, all participating teams are working hard to ensure that they are in top form for the tournament.
Matthew Hayden said:
“It will be an amazing moment. I think last year, we were all under the impression that will MSD come back again. At the close of the IPL season, he made that huge comment to say that he will be back. Now, what that means for all that Yellow Army is that Chennai suddenly galvanized a tad around the superior leader, who has done it for so long. This will, most certainly, I think, be the close of his IPL career. So, those few games at the start are not only going to be key for the fans, his performance is going to be key for CSK this season.”
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