What can make Mahendra Singh Dhoni choke in the middle of a discussion with the audience in Chennai?
The Chennai Super Kings and former India captain does not show his emotions easily. But, on Friday in Chennai one of the toughest brain in global cricket was almost in tears.
Dhoni is back in Chennai after two years to lead the reunited Yellow Brigade, as one of the most successful IPL teams returns to action following a two-year suspension. Dhoni has spent those two years with Rising Pune Supergiants, where he was disrespectfully stripped of the captaincy.
The Super Kings captain was addressing a gathering in Chennai where he got emotional while sharing his experiences with the CSK and the time away from the Yellow Brigade.
Teammate Suresh Raina is seen in the video offering a glass of water to his captain, who was almost on the verge of breaking down emotionally.
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“I knew I would play for the Pune team but the actual moment comes when you start walking with the team-sheet in your hand till that point of time its only practice and everything. It was a very emotional moment… Since I have started playing T20 cricket represented the Indian cricket team, Jharkhand team in few tournaments and CSK for eight years, so it was an emotional moment not to see myself in Yellow,” said an emotional Dhoni.
“But at the same time as professionals, we have to move ahead and also not to prove to anyone but to prove a point to myself that I am making sure whatever I gave in for CSK, I am not leaving any inch that I am not giving for the Pune team,” he added.
Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings to six IPL finals during their eight seasons in the league, winning the titles in 2010 and 2011.