Chennai Super Kings (CSK) accepted a thrilling welcome from fans in Surat when they arrived in the city earlier this week to kick off their practice for the upcoming 15th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Fans streaked up in the roads to witness a glimpse of MS Dhoni and his CSK team, a video of which was shared by the franchise’s Twitter handle on Monday.
In the video, captioned, “Abhara Surat! Those eyes that smile with give us the joy, everywhere we go!” the brand yellow-coloured CSK bus is spotted making its way to the stadium amid the publicity, most of whom were out with their own CSK jerseys before Dhoni was seen walking towards the venue.
CSK are among the few teams to have started their training for the new season which will begin on March 26. Except for Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, and U-19 World Cup star Rajvardhan Hangargekar were also spotted as they beat the traps under the attentive eyes of bowling coach L Balaji.
CSK will be booting off the proceedings in IPL 2021 when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in their campaign opener at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The match will be a repeat of the IPL 2021 final where the Super Kings had won by 27 runs in Dubai to raise their fourth trophy.
As per the schedule, CSK will be playing four matches at the Wankhede Stadium and DY Patil Stadium and three at the Brabourne Stadium and the MCA Stadium in Pune.