It was the usual scenes when Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni arrived in Tamil Nadu to join the Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni is no stranger to such receptions wherever he goes around the globe, but Chennai is always different, for reasons well known. The 37-year-old is nothing short of a demi-god in that part of the country. From waving out to umpteen fans to rolling his arms over in the nets to having a hit, Dhoni did it all on joining the Yellow army. It is a special year for CSK as they will be defending their title. Dhoni would be leading the side and is also on the verge of a milestone. Dhoni is 14 sixes away from becoming the first Indian to hit 200 sixes in IPL. He is known for his six-hitting prowess and it should not come as a surprise if he gets there in the first quarter of the tournament.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings enjoy a huge fan base which helps in a big tournament like the IPL where you are playing half of your matches at home. Dhoni has amassed 4016 runs from 175 matches in IPL and has been the pivotal reason for the success of CSK as a franchise.
Dhoni seems to be reinventing himself at the fag end of his career. He was going through a slump in international cricket and questions were being raised about his selection in the World Cup squad. But he answered it in the best way possible as he bagged the Man of the Series award in Australia in the ODI series.