Indian cricket has seen embracing players as modern day marvels who are able to do the unthinkable by achieving people’s dreams through personal milestones, and accolades which puts the country on the front page, and gives the public of the subcontinent nation a family like connect with those who bring glory to the nation, be it through their heavy bats or the 6 ounce leather.
If there is one player who has made an impact in people’s lives and hearts, after the great Sachin Tendulkar, then it is none other than India’s former captain – MS Dhoni.
Though “Mahi,” as he is commonly referred to by loved ones, handed over the baton to Virat Kohli in terms of leading the men in blue, people’s admiration for him has remained the same if not grown even more.
Dhoni might have moved away from captaining the Indian team, but is by no means ready to say goodbye to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) family, as their captain, who are also in fact the defending champions of the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL) after the franchise made a memorable comeback to the tournament, since serving the two year ban.
CSK fans have shown their love for MS Dhoni and his comrades on an entirely different scale, even when the Chepauk stadium was snubbed from being their home ground in the initial stages of the tournament due to political reasons. In spite of that, the people of Chennai travelled miles and miles to the city of Pune, which turned out to be stand-in-home for the remainder of the season, as the Dhoni’s ‘Yellow Army’ got significant support from traveling fans.
Quite recently, the fandom was magnified even more on a global scale when a fan in Los Angeles (LA) – USA, was seen having a car parked at a station, which clearly had the name “MS Dhoni” on the number plate, painted in yellow which eventually went viral on social media, and was a even bigger rave amoung CSK supporters.
Comes from the United Arab Emirates, is a sports junkie and a journalist, who has been following cricket as well as football since childhood. Played cricket in academies, school, and university levels. A fanatic follower of one of Europe's biggest ever football clubs - Manchester United.