MS Dhoni, after witnessing a forgettable outing in the last season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), has been turning up the heat in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) nets ahead of the upcoming 14th edition of the cash-rich league. Determined to turn things around for his side this year, Dhoni began his training way before than anyone else, and with less than a week left in the IPL 2021, the CSK skipper seems to have managed to get his rhythm back as it was evident in a video posted by the franchise on their Instagram account.
The video features MS Dhoni batting in full flow, tonking the bowlers all over the park. To the delight of all CSK fans, the video concluded with Dhoni hitting a one-handed shot, which serves as a warning for all the other IPL franchises, making them beware of the mayhem the former India skipper can cause when he gets going.
Here is the video of Dhoni’s practice session:
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Apart from CSK’s poor run last year, Dhoni also had a below-average performance as he only managed to score 200 runs from 14 matches, with a best of 47 not out. CSK finished second from the bottom in the eight-team points table last year with 12 points, despite winning their last three matches on the trot.
CSK missed the services of Suresh Raina, who came back to India from UAE citing personal reasons, with the tournament held in the UAE due to the coronavirus pandemic. Raina, despite missing the entire season, is still the second-most successful batsman in the IPL, with 5,368 runs.
The Chennai-based franchise, the second most successful franchise in IPL history, will begin their campaign on April 10 against last year’s finalists Delhi Capitals, who will be led by Rishabh Pant, making it for an exciting contest for the fans.