IPL 2021: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina showed their decisiveness in the exhibition game.© Instagram
With the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) season resuming on September 19, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) played an exhibition game at their Dubai training venue. The MS Dhoni-led franchise took to social media to share highlights from the game, with coach Lakshmipathy Balaji adding that the warm-up match would help them build momentum for the resumption of IPL 2021. The tournament was postponed in mid-May due to an increase of COVID-19 cases in the bio-safe bubbles. CSK posted the video to Instagram, captioning it as “Nets Off, Game! Super Kings’ Simulation! #WhistlePodu #Yellove”.
Here are the highlights:
The video featured Dhoni and Suresh Raina demonstrating their groundbreaking skills against the CSK bowlers.
The Instagram post was well received by fans, with many praising Dhoni for his amazing skills.
One fan responded with a heart emoticon, “Mahi maar raha hai”.
Another added: “Legends Never Retire #MSDhoni”.
“I’m anxiously waiting to see CHENNAI SUPER KINGS on the ground again,” wrote another fan.
IPL 2021 will resume on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). CSK will face Mumbai Indians (MI) in the first game of the UAE match, at the Dubai International Stadium.
When the season was postponed in May, CSK was second in the standings with 10 points from seven games. Delhi Capitals (DC) took pole position, with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in third and MI in fourth.
The Chennai franchise hopes to build on their fine showings from the earlier half of the season and finish in a play-off spot after a disappointing campaign in 2020.
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