Former Indian skipper MS Dhoni owns a reputation as an iconic cricketer. He is also the captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). He led the franchise in the first eight years ever since the inception of the tournament. However, following CSKs two-year ban due to engagement of their owners in the spot-fixing scandal. However, during CSK’s ban, he played a couple of seasons for the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS).
Nevertheless, Mahi is now back in the CSK and apart from practicing his trade on the field, he has also been the face of many brands. Dhoni was also the brand ambassador of the Amrapali Group, a real-estate company, for six to seven years and now according to the hey are, reportedly, yet to pay the CSK skipper his dues of INR 150 crores.
Resultantly, the MS has now decided to take a legal action for not paying him the dues. The company is said to have been caught in a severe financial crisis owing to which they have left several housing projects incomplete. Arun Pandey, the Managing Director (MD) of Rhiti Sports, who also manages MS, updated about their course of action.
As quoted in The Economic Times, Pandey said, “They haven’t given us money for branding and marketing activities.”The veteran cricketer stepped down as the brand ambassador of the organization after being trolled for being associated with the fraud company. Apart from the commercial tied, Dhoni also hasn’t had a delightful outing for CSK on personal grounds.
The Chennai franchise recently returned to its fortress MA Chidambaram Stadium after a gap of a couple of seasons. However, the Cauvery Water Dispute (CWD) has turned up the heat in the city because of which their home games have been shifted to Pune. Meanwhile, the CSK supporters are highly disappointed by the recent incidents which have panned out in the city.