Before the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, MS Dhoni is back in training with the Chennai Super Kings, and his six-hitting prowess has fans in a frenzy. The veteran wicketkeeper batsman can be seen facing spinners in the nets and heaving one of the deliveries for a huge six over the bowler's head in a video that has become popular on social media.
A preview of Dhoni's ability to deliver powerful blows to spinners before the new season was enough to send the internet into a frenzy. In the upcoming season, Dhoni will serve as the CSK franchise's captain once more.
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"It will be a memorable occasion. In my opinion, We were all under the notion that MSD would return last year, in my opinion. He made the significant declaration that he will return at the end of the IPL season. That signifies that the entire Yellow Army has suddenly become more united around the superior leader who has been doing it for such a long time. I believe that this will be the end of his IPL career. His performance will therefore be crucial for CSK this season, not just in those first few games for the fans," Hayden said.
The schedule for the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) has been released, with the opening game on March 31 between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. With MS Dhoni playing for the CSK in Chennai for the first time in three years, the IPL will this time be contested in a home-and-away format.
In Chennai, there is a sizable fan base for the former captain of India. With the release of the IPL 2023 schedule, former Australia opener Matthew Hayden commented on Star Sports about the welcome MS Dhoni will receive when he returns to the pitch in Chepauk after nearly three years.