MS Dhoni bids short adieu to Chepauk, Chennai Super Kings share video. | Photo – Video grab |
- Chennai Super Kings suspended their practice sessions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
- MS Dhoni bid a short adieu to the Chepauk and his CSK teammates on Saturday
- Chennai Super Kings shared a video of their skipper MS Dhoni bidding short adieu to his ‘second home’
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) suspended their official practice sessions on Friday in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has spread like a wildfire across the globe. More than one lakh people have been infected by the contagious virus so far in over 120 countries around the world. Over 5000 people have lost their lives due to the virus.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday announced the postponement of the new season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The tournament was scheduled to start from March 29 but has now been postponed to April 15. Following BCCI’s decision to postpone the start of IPL 2020, CSK suspended their practice sessions at the MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk).
A number of CSK players including the likes of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu among others were training at the team’s home ground in order to prepare for the upcoming season of the IPL. However, they are all expected to return back home soon after BCCI’s decision to delay the league.
On Saturday, CSK captain Dhoni bid a short adieu to the fans and his teammates at the Chepauk as he left for his home town Ranchi after the training sessions were cancelled. CSK shared a video of Dhoni on Twitter bidding him a short farewell before he returns ahead of the start of the IPL 2020.
“It has become your home sir!” Keep whistling, as #Thala Dhoni bids a short adieu to #AnbuDen,” CSK captioned the video.
Fans turned out in huge numbers at the stadium to watch their favourite CSK players train and play practice matches at the Chepauk. They will now have to wait to witness the players back in action again amid the ongoing coronavirus scare. Apart from the IPL, BCCI also called off the India vs South Africa ODI series. The board has also suspended all the domestic tournaments until further notice.