The Indian Premier League(IPL) 2024 will be beginning next month with all 10 teams competing for the title in this 17th edition of the league. One of the teams that has one of the biggest fan bases is the Chennai Super Kings(CSK). The team has had a very rich history filled with great matches and IPL titles. It is not only the star-studded players that make up this popular team but also their environment which is really popular. We all know after the last season there will be a a lot of players like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway that were one of the best performers for the team when they won their 5th title that year.
The most popular player in the franchise is none other than skipper MS Dhoni. The CSK skipper has played 250 games for the team and has scored more that 5000 runs at an average of 38.79 at an impressive strike rate of 135.92. There might be some speculations on how much the iconic player can play with him being in his 40’s and has undergone knee surgery last year. The fans are still looking forward to this tournament, where the captain will be leading the side once again in front of thousands of people.
Dhoni sticking to his roots
Dhoni has been putting in a lot of work going into the season already, where he has been seen spending times in the nets. In one specific practice session the former world champion was seen using a sticker of Prime Sports on his bat. This was the sports shop of his childhood friend named Paramjit Singh. It is also said that he was the reason Dhoni managed to get his first bat sponsorship as well. This was also brought up in the biopic of the cricketer which was starring the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput as well.
This shows that Dhoni has still been seen sticking to his roots and remembering the days where he had people around him before he became a global cricketing legend. These are instances which prove why he is the most loved sportsman in the world and is adored by everyone. The legacy of Dhoni is not created because of his big sixes, but also his simple natured personality that he has still kept throughout his life. It is important to stick to the people who were with you when you were nothing since they are the ones who know you for the person you really are.