The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu introduced mementos to CSK gamers MS Dhoni, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Bhagat Verma and KM Asif, and members of the help workers L Balaji, Dr. R.N Baba, Dr. Madhu, N Sanjay, and Lakshminarayanan, within the presence of captain MS Dhoni, N Srinivasan, Rupa Gurunath, Jay Shah, Brijesh Patel, Kapil Dev, and others.
Under the management of Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings received their fourth IPL title defeating Kolkata Knight Riders within the ultimate on October 15 in Dubai. The Chennai Super Kings had earlier received the event in 2010, 2011, and 2018 other than successful the Champions League T20 in 2010 and 2014.
“I have come here as a fan of Dhoni. Not just me, my grandchildren have come here as Dhoni fans too. Even my father, Dr. Kalaignar was a fan of Dhoni. I have come here with happiness and pride. I am happy to have got the opportunity to congratulate the winners of IPL 2021 – Chennai Super Kings,” stated CM Stalin on the felicitation ceremony, hosted by India Cements Ltd, which has accomplished 75 years.
“I have come here to praise Dhoni. Dhoni’s home state is Jharkhand. But now he has more or less become a Chennai-ite. Dear Dhoni, you might be from Jharkhand. But we the people of Tamil Nadu love you as one among us.
“Under captain Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings have risen once more. Tamizh folks see Dhoni as one amongst them as a result of he has reached high heights hailing from a small city with his onerous work. Apart from being an excellent finisher and wicketkeeper, Dhoni can be a high captain. I thank everybody for the memorable alternative. Dear Dhoni, we wish you to steer CSK for a lot of extra seasons,” he added.
Speaking at the ceremony, N Srinivasan, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, India Cements Ltd, said that CSK treats victory and defeat as two sides of the same coin.
“Everybody had written us off however all of us had religion within the group. I all the time inform those that we personal the franchise, not the gamers. No participant desires to lose. Therefore, we deal with victory and defeat as two sides of the identical coin,” said Srinivasan.
The former BCCI president also spoke about the relationship between the India Cements family and MS Dhoni.
“I couldn’t go for the primary set of auctions. I advised VB Chandrasekhar, at any value, MS Dhoni. It seems that was one of the best resolution I ever took. Everybody needed MS Dhoni however we received MS Dhoni. That is how the connection between the India Cements household and MS Dhoni began. At no cut-off date throughout our complete interval, we’ve got dissatisfied MS Dhoni and he has by no means dissatisfied us,” he said.
Sharing his learning from Chennai, former India, and CSK captain MS Dhoni said that city taught him a lot.
“As far as Chennai is anxious, the affiliation began in 2008 when it got here to the IPL. But it began earlier than that when it got here to different codecs…some of the memorable being my Test debut, which occurred in Chennai. I by no means knew that I’d be picked by CSK. I used to be within the public sale, I received picked,” said Dhoni.
“It gave me a possibility to grasp the tradition which was very totally different from the place I truly got here from. I consider Chennai taught me so much. Tamil Nadu taught me so much,” he added.
CSK failed to qualify for playoffs for the first time in 2020, and according to Dhoni, it gave them the chance to test the real character of the franchise.
“We had an excellent run from 2008 when it got here to franchise cricket nevertheless it turned attention-grabbing in 2020. It was the primary season we did not qualify to the following stage of the IPL. It gave us the prospect to check the actual character of the franchisee as a result of when the going is nice you all the time hold speaking about what you do, what’s the course of you comply with nevertheless it offers us the chance to earn the respect of the gamers and the followers,” he said.
Talking about his future at the CSK, Dhoni said, “I’ve all the time deliberate my cricket. The final sport that I performed was in Ranchi. The final ODI…was at my hometown in Ranchi. So hopefully my final T20, it is going to be in Chennai…whether or not it is subsequent 12 months ‘r in 5 years’ time, we do not know.”
Jay Shah, the Secretary of BCCI, said he was keen to see the love and affection of Tamil Nadu people for the Chennai Super Kings.
“When I used to be invited for this excellent perform, the very first thing I used to be trying ahead to seeing was the love and affection the folks of Tamil Nadu had for the franchisee Chennai Super Kings.
“The connection between fans and the franchisee is magical…Why not…when you are having a captain like MS Dhoni. The’way N Srinivasan built the team, it’s not just a team but a family – a family that comes from different parts of the world and sticks together through thick and thin. A lot of credit for CSK’s success over the years will go to Mr. Srinivasan because he stood by his team through difficult times,” he stated.
Calling Dhoni, the heartbeat and spine of CSK, Shah stated that Mahi is probably the most profitable captain India has ever produced.
“The system that he has set and the culture the team has developed will always give a result – be it for India or for Chennai Super Kings. The bond he has built and the legacy he has created will stay for ages,” he stated.