MS Dhoni receives the hero's welcome in Chennai before IPL 2020
CHENNAI: goalkeeper hitter MS Dhoni on Monday he received a hero's welcome when he arrived in Chennai to prepare for the next Indian Premier League (IPL)
The official Chennai Super Kings shooter tweeted the video of Dhoni arriving in Chennai and captioned the post as: Every goose will bump into the first day, the first show feels! Only #StartTheWhistles! #HomeSweetDen.
Each goose will bump into the sensations of First Day First Show! Only #StartTheWhistles! #HomeSweetDen 🦁💛 https://t.co/DpQBIqahZe - Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) 1583102531000
THALA DHARISANAM! #WhistlePodu 🦁💛 https://t.co/fb7TCiuqHL - Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) 1583085626000
Dhoni will start practicing for the upcoming edition of the IPL from March 3-4, Chennai Super Kings 'CEO Kashi Vishwanathan had confirmed last week.
The CEO also said that the CSK training camp will begin only after March 19.
IPL 2020 will commence from March 29 and in the first match of the tournament, Chennai Super Kings will take on Mumbai Indians .
Thirty-eight-year-old Dhoni is currently enjoying some time away from the game. He last played competitive cricket during the 2019 World Cup.
Dhoni had to face criticism for his slow batting approach during India's matches in the tournament.
Especially in the games against England and New Zealand (semifinal), he had to endure the worst part of Internet users, who considered him as the reason for the loss of the Men in Blue.
Earlier this year, Dhoni did not find a place for himself in the BCCI's centrally contracted players list.
BCCI had published the list of the central list of players for the period from October 2019 to September 2020.