On Sunday, the Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, are gearing up for a highly anticipated showdown against the Gujarat Titans in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.
As the match approaches, Dhoni’s dedicated supporters in Chennai are eager to convey a special message to their beloved captain. Having spent numerous matches at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Dhoni, a native of Ranchi, has formed a unique bond with the Chennai crowd. Each time he steps onto the pitch in Chennai, the fans erupt with resounding cheers, displaying their unwavering support for their captain.
In a heartwarming video shared by the IPL’s Twitter account, these ardent fans openly express their deep love and admiration for the former Indian skipper.
A devoted fan shared, “For the past 10 years, I have been working here on IPL duties. Initially, my sole motivation for taking up this job was to have the opportunity to witness Dhoni in action.”
In the upcoming final match, MS Dhoni, who has already shattered numerous records throughout his illustrious career, is set to achieve yet another significant milestone. He will become the first player to reach the remarkable feat of 250 matches in the IPL.
In his previous 249 matches, the revered Thala has accumulated an impressive tally of 5082 runs, boasting an average of 39.09. He has achieved this feat with a strike rate of 135.96. Dhoni’s highest individual score stands at an unbeaten 84, and he has registered an impressive 24 half-centuries in the tournament.
Expressing their sentiments, a fan revealed, “That’s why I specifically requested to be assigned to this job. The prospect of witnessing Dhoni in action was my primary motivation. It saddens me to think that we might be bidding farewell to Dhoni after this IPL. While I cannot confirm the veracity of such claims, one thing is certain: no matter how many captains come and go in the future, there will never be anyone quite like him. He continues to make appearances in my dreams.”
Another fan expressed, “Dhoni is incredibly composed and composed, regardless of the situation. He will always be the one and only Thala.”
Sharing their personal experience, another fan shared, “Since my childhood, Dhoni has been my idol. I always dreamed of catching a glimpse of him in person, and miraculously, that wish came true. And just when I had a fleeting thought of being able to have a photo with him, that magical moment also became a reality.”
A fan joyfully recounted his experience of attending his first match, describing it as a fantastic and goosebumps-inducing moment. He shared, “During that match, the entire crowd was roaring ‘Dhoni-Dhoni,’ creating an electric atmosphere that gave me chills.”
In addition, a young fan expressed their excitement, saying, “I’m really thrilled to see him play. I absolutely adore MS Dhoni.”