MS Dhoni Reveals How CSK Helped Him Handling Tough Situations


Former India captain and MS Dhoni, who is all set to make his comeback in the action during the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL), thinks Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has helped him improve both as a cricketer and an individual as well. Dhoni is one of the key players of the Chennai Super Kings and has been out of action since India’s 2019 World Cup exit against New Zealand in the semi-finals.

He started playing for CSK in 2008 where CSK has helped him improve as a human being and also as a cricketer. Under his captaincy, CSK won three IPL trophies, besides two Champions League titles in 2010 and 2014 as well. Moreover, that helped him to be humble in every situation. MS Dhoni shared these while speaking on Return of the Lion show on Star Sports Network.


The former India captain, Dhoni is fondly called “Thala” in Chennai, which has become his second hometown now because of his association with IPL.

” Thala’ basically means brother, so for me, it’s more the abstract of the fans, the love and affection towards me is the reflection of that. Whenever I am in Chennai or down South they never call me by my name they address me as ‘Thala’ and the moment someone calls me Thala they are showing their love and respect but at the same time he is a CSK fan,” he added.

MS Dhoni has played 190 IPL matches so far which included his stint with Rising Pune Supergiants for two years and he has amassed 4,432 runs, including 23 half-centuries. Meanwhile, former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar said that Dhoni will be fresh after having a long break of almost seven-eight months and would be looking for another title win as well.

However, he also thinks it is a little bit tough to find the rhythm at first but a player like MS Dhoni knows how to handle the pressure and also knows his responsibility. CSK will begin their IPL 2020 campaign against the defending champions Mumbai Indians on March 29 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.