IPL 2019: CSK skipper MS Dhoni loves pets and that is no secret. Dhoni was seen playing with a dog ahead of the clash against Kolkata Knight Riders at Chepauk. This is not the first time Dhoni has interacted with the Labrador. Fans would remember how the same dog gave Dhoni an adorable ‘canine salute’. It was during the Chennai’s practice session where Dhoni met the pet. Defending champions CSK lost their last match with Mumbai and they would hope to put up a strong show against a formidable Kolkata, who are a team in-form.

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In the video, you can also see other cricketers of Chennai practicing, doing their drills during the session. Dhoni was also seen smacking the ball in the nets.

Defending champions Chennai Super Kings will be focussing on containing the big-hitting batsman Andre Russell when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in an IPL match on Tuesday. In a clash between two teams with a battery of quality spinners, a batsman of Russell’s calibre may just prove to be the difference between the two sides.

Both the teams have four wins each and have been in pretty impressive form. Both will be eyeing victory to go at the top of the points table. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led CSK, which beat Kings XI Punjab here on Saturday rather convincingly, will be wary of the Dinesh Karthik’s KKR. The Knight Riders are also coming off an all-round clinical win over Rajasthan Royals on Sunday night.

(With IANS inputs)