MS Dhoni almost had tears in his eyes while speaking on the occasion of his return to Chennai Super Kings in the IPL fold after serving two years of suspension for their involvement in the betting scandal. The CSK skipper also added that it was an emotional moment not seeing himself in yellow.
MS Dhoni rarely lets his emotions get the better of him whether it b on the field or off it. However, the former India Captain got quite emotional as he spoke about Chennai Super Kings’ much-awaited comeback to the Indian Premier League. Dhoni was almost in tears as he took long pauses to settle himself down while speaking about forgetting the past and looking ahead to the future. CSK, one of the most successful teams in the IPL, were suspended for two years after being caught up in a spot-fixing controversy but will make a return in the 11th edition of the IPL.
After seeing Dhoni getting emotional, compatriot and CSK teammate Suresh Raina quickly offered him some water.
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“As I said it was, I knew I would play for the Pune team but the actual moment comes when you start walking with the team-sheet in your hand till that point of time its only practice and everything. It was a very emotional moment…since I have started playing T20 cricket represented the Indian cricket team, Jharkhand team in few tournaments and CSK for eight years, so it was an emotional moment not to see myself in yellow,” Dhoni said at the event.
“But at the same time as professionals, we have to move ahead and also not to prove to anyone but to prove a point to myself that I am making sure whatever I gave in for CSK, I am not leaving any inch that I am not giving for the Pune team,” he added.
Dhoni began his IPL career with CSK in the very first edition of the tournament in 2008. He has, over the 10 years, scored 3561 runs in 159 matches he has played for CSK and RPS, at an average of 37.88, with the highest score of 70 not out.