MS Dhoni on playing for Chennai Super Kings: In a recent interaction, the Indian wicket-keeper disclosed his association with CSK.
Of the 11 editions of the IPL (Indian Premier League) which former India captain and current wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played, nine times he has represented Chennai Super Kings, a franchise for whom he made his IPL debut in 2008.
Under Dhoni, CSK have won as many as three IPL titles (2010, 2011 and 2018). Locals down south have welcomed Dhoni to an extent that Chennai has become his second home (after Ranchi).
However, in a recent interaction, where Dhoni had surprised all the executives of India Cements with his presence in a boardroom meeting, he also talked about not knowing whether he will represent CSK in the IPL. Apparently, CSK is owned by India Cements, which is owned by former BCCI President N Srinivasan.
On being asked about his cricketing journey for CSK over the years, Dhoni was quoted, “I never knew, I will be part of CSK.”
“He is our greatest asset. He has already visited India Cements facilities – one in Banswara, Rajasthan and at Sankar Nagar (Tamil Nadu),” company Vice-Chairman and managing director, Srinivasan said.
Dhoni is an ardent fan of bikes and cars. On being asked about his mode of transport from his home (in Ranchi) to the stadium, Dhoni said that since his house was 7-8 km from the stadium, he would prefer to use a motorcycle to reach the venue considering the traffic. To avoid the media glare, Dhoni hinted at using a ‘helmet’.
Dhoni also contributed about the business side of things, giving inputs with regard to the working of India Cements. “We, at India Cements, will reach 100% capacity utilization levels next year on the back of rising demands. Last year, we operated at 66% and this has increased to 80% now. Next fiscal, we will operate fully,” the 37-year old cricketer and VP (Marketing) of India Cements added.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Dhoni below:
— Cricket Fanatic (@CricketFanatic5) November 9, 2018
— MS Dhoni.Net (@MSDhoniNet) November 11, 2018
MS Dhoni made a habit of not letting it go even when it got tough. He made “Dhoni hai na” not just a stray comforting thought but a confident mindset.
— Express Sports (@IExpressSports) November 11, 2018
— Mahendra Sumeeth Singh Dhoni (@SumeethMSD) November 11, 2018