IPL 2021 Phase 2: CSK fans give MS Dhoni and Co. a rousing cheer as they board the team bus – Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are amongst the most popular teams in the IPL and boasts of a passionate fanbase. While the supporters have been devoid of watching the IPL live for the past two seasons, fans have made their presence felt on social media, and while the team has made their travels. Such was the case again on Sunday as MS Dhoni and Co. were given a hearty reception while in the UAE.
MS Dhoni-led CSK were amongst the first teams to arrive in the UAE as they ramp up their preparations for IPL 2021 Phase 2. The camp has provided some much-needed practice to the CSK stars, with many last playing a game in the First Phase of the tournament. And while the teams are in a biosecure bubble, it hasn’t stopped fans from showcasing their love for the three-time champions, as seen in a recent video posted by CSK on their social media accounts. The clip shows a group of fans lined up at some distance as MS Dhoni and Co. make their way to their coaches late in the evening following another day of practice at the ICC Academy in Dubai. Dhoni duly waved them on as they chanted his name and cheered for CSK. Watch the video here:
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) September 11, 2021
CSK will resume IPL 2021 at second place, after a stellar start to the season. However, a return to the UAE is not ideal for the MS Dhoni-led side, who struggled to get going in these conditions and finished a lowly seventh, CSK’s first finish outside the top four since its inception. The three-time champions will hope that they are better prepared this time out, especially with the long training camp and with many of their players arriving in straight from international cricket or the CPL 2021.