MS Dhoni was the captain of the CSK franchise in the Indian Premier League from 2008 to 2021. He captained the team in 12 seasons and led them to the playoffs 11 times. In four seasons, the Chennai Super Kings ended as the IPL champions, whereas they have finished runners-up multiple times as well.
Despite missing two seasons of the Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings hold the record for the most playoff appearances by a team in the tournament’s history. Playing under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, CSK have been very consistent.
Earlier today, Dhoni decided to hand over the reins of the franchise to Ravindra Jadeja. Reflecting on Dhoni’s decision, the CEO of the Chennai Super Kings, Kasi Viswanathan told ESPNCricinfo:
“MS Dhoni was thinking about it. He felt it is the right time to hand over the captaincy to Jaddu [Jadeja]. He feels Jaddu is also in prime form of his career and it is the ideal time for him lead CSK.”
CSK paid tribute to MS Dhoni with a 54-second video on social media
Chennai Super Kings posted an emotional video of Dhoni on Twitter after he stepped down as the skipper of the franchise. It featured the recent moments of Dhoni with a famous dialogue from Vijay’s movie ‘Bigil’ running in the background.
There’s nothing that could have prepared us for this! Let the Bigils take over! 🧊➡️🔥#Superfam #WhistlePodu 🦁💛 @msdhoni @imjadeja pic.twitter.com/sfu9xyclWwAdvertisement
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 24, 2022
The dialogue, which is in the Tamil language, is about the impact that a football sport made in the region(shown in the film). It diverted youth from unlawful activities to playing tournaments and matches in various sports. With just the power of one Bigil (whistle), the entire region changed and improved is what the essence of this Tamil film.
Dhoni is one of the most-followed sportspersons of all time. His playing style has motivated many. So it goes without saying that the dialogue fits properly to the video. It will be exciting to see how Dhoni performs under new captain Ravindra Jadeja in IPL 2022.