The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu introduced mementos to CSK gamers MS Dhoni, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Bhagat Verma and KM Asif, and members of the help employees L Balaji, Dr. R.N Baba, Dr. Madhu, N Sanjay and Lakshminarayanan within the presence of captain MS Dhoni, N Srinivasan, Rupa Gurunath, Jay Shah, Brijesh Patel, Kapil Dev, and others.
Underneath the management of Dhoni, Chennai Tremendous Kings gained their fourth IPL title defeating Kolkata Knight Riders within the last on October 15 in Dubai. The Chennai Tremendous Kings had earlier gained the event in 2010, 2011 and 2018 aside from successful the Champions League T20 in 2010 and 2014.
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“I’ve come right here as a fan of Dhoni. Not simply me, my grandchildren have come right here as Dhoni followers too. Even my father, Dr. Kalaignar, was a fan of Dhoni. I’ve come right here with happiness and pleasure. I’m pleased to have gotten the chance to congratulate the winners of IPL 2021 – Chennai Tremendous Kings,” mentioned CM Stalin on the felicitation ceremony, hosted by India Cements Ltd, which has accomplished 75 years.
“I’ve come right here to reward Dhoni. Dhoni’s dwelling state is Jharkhand, however now he has kind of turn into a Chennai-ite. Pricey Dhoni, you is perhaps from Jharkhand, however we, the individuals of Tamil Nadu, love you as one amongst us.
“Underneath captain Dhoni, Chennai Tremendous Kings have risen once more…individuals see Dhoni as one amongst them as a result of he has reached prime heights hailing from a small city along with his exhausting work. Other than being a superb finisher and wicketkeeper, Dhoni can be a prime captain. I thank everybody for the memorable alternative. Pricey Dhoni, we wish you to steer CSK for a lot of extra seasons,” he added.
Talking on the ceremony, N Srinivasan, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, India Cements Ltd, mentioned that CSK treats victory and defeat as two sides of the identical coin.
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“Everyone had written us off however all of us had religion within the crew. I all the time inform people who we personal the franchise, not the gamers. No participant needs to lose. Due to this fact, we deal with victory and defeat as two sides of the identical coin,” mentioned Srinivasan.
The previous BCCI president additionally spoke in regards to the relationship between the India Cements household and MS Dhoni.
“I couldn’t go for the primary set of auctions. I advised VB Chandrasekhar, at any value, MS Dhoni. It seems that was one of the best determination I ever took. Everyone needed MS Dhoni however we obtained MS Dhoni. That’s how the connection between the India Cements household and MS Dhoni began. At no time limit throughout our complete interval, we now have dissatisfied MS Dhoni and he has by no means dissatisfied us,” he mentioned.
Sharing his studying from Chennai, Dhoni mentioned that the town taught him rather a lot.
“So far as Chennai is worried, the affiliation began in 2008 when it got here to the IPL. But it surely began earlier than that when it got here to different codecs…some of the memorable being my Take a look at debut, which occurred in Chennai. I by no means knew that I might be picked by CSK. I used to be within the public sale, I obtained picked,” mentioned Dhoni.
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“It gave me a possibility to grasp the tradition which was very completely different from the place I truly got here from. I imagine Chennai taught me rather a lot. Tamil Nadu taught me rather a lot,” he added.
CSK did not qualify for playoffs for the primary time in 2020, and in keeping with Dhoni, it gave them the possibility to check the true character of the franchise.
“We had an excellent run from 2008 when it got here to franchise cricket however it grew to become fascinating in 2020. It was the primary season we did not qualify to the following stage of the IPL. It gave us the possibility to check the true character of the franchisee as a result of when the going is nice you all the time hold speaking about what you do, what’s the course of you observe however it provides us the chance to earn the respect of the gamers and the followers,” he mentioned.
Speaking about his future on the CSK, Dhoni mentioned, “I’ve all the time deliberate my cricket. The final recreation that I performed was in Ranchi. The final ODI…was at my hometown in Ranchi. So hopefully my final T20, it is going to be in Chennai…whether or not it is subsequent yr ‘r in 5 years’ time, we do not know.”
Jay Shah, the Secretary of BCCI, mentioned he was eager to see the love and affection of Tamil Nadu individuals for the Chennai Tremendous Kings.
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“Once I was invited for this excellent perform, the very first thing I used to be trying ahead to seeing was the love and affection the individuals of Tamil Nadu had for the franchisee Chennai Tremendous Kings.
“The connection between followers and the franchisee is magical…Why not…if you end up having a captain like MS Dhoni. The’means N Srinivasan constructed the crew, it is not only a crew however a household – a household that comes from completely different components of the world and sticks collectively by thick and skinny. Quite a lot of credit score for CSK’s success through the years will go to Mr. Srinivasan as a result of he stood by his crew by tough instances,” he mentioned.
Calling Dhoni, the heartbeat and spine of CSK, Shah mentioned that Mahi is essentially the most profitable captain India has ever produced.
“The system that he has set and the tradition the crew has developed will all the time give a end result – be it for India or for Chennai Tremendous Kings. The bond he has constructed and the legacy he has created will keep for ages,” he mentioned.