MS Dhoni is renowned as captain cool and keeps his emotion in check. However, former India spinner Harbhajan Singh, recalled one occasion when where even Dhoni cried while being surrounded by his CSK teammates.
Speaking on Star Sports Harbhajan in a conversation with former South African spinner Imran Tahir said, “There is a story which I want to share. Back in 2018, when CSK made a comeback to this league after a 2-year ban, there was a team dinner. I have heard the saying that ‘Men don’t cry’, but MS Dhoni cried on that night. He became emotional. I think no one knows about this. Right, Imran (Tahir)?”
“Yes, of course,” Tahir said. “Even I was there. It was a very emotional moment for him (MS Dhoni). Looking at him like that, I came to know how close this team is to his heart. He considers the team as his family. It was very emotional for all of us.,” he added.
“We came back after 2 years and won the trophy. And when people give your team the tag of ‘buddhe’ (old men), and even I was in the squad that season, but we won the title. I am very proud of that victory,” he added.
The four-time champions Super Kings pursing their fifth will take on Gujarat Titans in Qualifier-1 at Chepauk. Both the teams going into the game with momentum on their side as they have had comprehensive wins in their final league games and it looked like they had most bases covered to become champions for the IPL 2023 season.
Since the game is at Chepauk it will be advantage Chennai. In addition to that, Hardik Pandya’s men have not played a game this season at this venue. The only time these two sides met in this year’s campaign was at Ahmedabad in the opener of the season and the Titans dominated Super Kings and beat them convincingly by five wickets.