IPL 2021: CSK captain MS Dhoni shows off his footballing skills at practice; Watch him ace header

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni shows off his footballing skills at practice; Watch him ace header
IPL 2021 Phase 2: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni shows off his footballing skills at practice; Watch him ace header

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Not many know that former India skipper MS Dhoni was more interested in football than cricket. In fact, becoming a goalkeeper was his first choice. MS Dhoni’s biography revealed his passion for football. But at Chennai Super Kings practices, he still recalls his footballing days and shows off his skills often. In the UAE while training, Dhoni was seen enjoying football one more time.

In a video, the CSK star offered a perfect header that even many footballers will be envious of. Watch the video here.

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Not many in CSK squad is a football enthusiast but everyone has jumped in as the Thala demanded. Earlier MS Dhoni was spotted arranging a unique and special contest between his teammates- Deepak Chahar and Karn Sharma. The senior player organized an interesting game between the two named as ‘two-touch football challenge.’

IPL 2021 Phase 2: Before that, MS Dhoni took a football lesson with all his teammates including Suresh Raina. The entire squad played a football match during CSK’s training in Dubai.

While football isn’t as popular as cricket in India, amongst cricketers it is. As the game demands prime fitness to get the ball and score a goal, many cricketers including former skipper MS Dhoni and current Indian captain Virat Kohli occasionally take up football during practice sessions. It helps them stay fit as it involves rapid muscle movements.

IPL 202: CSK schedule for Phase 2

MS Dhoni-led side came back strongly in the IPL 2021 and is ranked second in the league standings after the end of phase 1.

CSK will kick off its IPL 2021 phase 2 against Mumbai Indians in Dubai and would be looking to continue its dominance.

Match No. Day Date Time (IST) Match Venue
30 Sunday 19-Sep-21 07:30 PM CSK vs MI Dubai
35 Friday 24-Sep-21 07:30 PM RCB vs CSK Sharjah
38 Sunday 26-Sep-21 03:30 PM CSK vs KKR Abu Dhabi
44 Thursday 30-Sep-21 07:30 PM SRH vs CSK Sharjah
47 Saturday 02-Oct-21 07:30 PM RR vs CSK Abu Dhabi
50 Monday 04-Oct-21 07:30 PM DC vs CSK Dubai
53 Thursday 07-Oct-21 03:30 PM CSK vs PBKS Dubai

 

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IPL 2021: MS Dhoni leaves fans in awe with his sporting abilities, spotted playing football, snooker, volleyball in UAE