The wait is over for thousands of Dhoni as well as Chennai Super Kings fans as the two-year ban imposed on Chennai Super Kings is officially over. The fans and officials are all charged up and can’t wait to see their favourite team led into the ground by their favourite captain, ‘Captain Cool’, MS Dhoni in the next edition of IPL.
Followed by the announcement on Friday, MS Dhoni, former skipper of the two times IPL champions team could not resist himself from celebrating the ‘CSK come back’ and uploaded a picture of him on Instagram where he was wearing a yellow jersey with number ‘7’ and ‘Thala’ written on it. The word ‘Thala’ translates to ‘leader’ or ‘boss’.
The official Twitter account of Chennai Super Kings also posted the same photo on with caption:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 15, 2017
After CSK was banned from playing in the IPL, MS Dhoni joined Rising Pune Supergiant. The team also reached the finals in the recent edition of IPL but lost to Mumbai Indians by 1 run. Chennai Super Kings along with Rajasthan Royals was banned from IPL by the Supreme Court for two years after being found guilty in spot-fixing and betting scandal in 2013.
BCCI also welcomed IPL franchises – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals – back into the League. IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla also expressed his happiness and said, “It is my privilege to welcome back our franchisees, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, into the 11th edition of the IPL. We have had a strong working relationship with Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals and hope that we can continue to build upon the close ties that we have enjoyed in the past, as we move towards the next edition of the league.”