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CHENNAI: 4-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) celebrated their IPL 2021 triumph with Tamil Nadu CM Stalin at a glittering ceremony right here on Saturday.
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu introduced mementos to CSK gamers MS Dhoni, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, Bhagat Verma and KM Asif, and members of the help workers L Balaji, Dr. R.N Baba, Dr. Madhu, N Sanjay and Lakshminarayanan within the presence of captain MS Dhoni, N Srinivasan, Rupa Gurunath, Jay Shah, Brijesh Patel, Kapil Dev, and others.
Beneath the management of Dhoni, Chennai Tremendous Kings gained their fourth IPL title defeating Kolkata Knight Riders within the remaining on October 15 in Dubai. The Chennai Tremendous Kings had earlier gained the event in 2010, 2011 and 2018 other than successful the Champions League T20 in 2010 and 2014.

“I’ve come right here as a fan of Dhoni. Not simply me, my grandchildren have come right here as Dhoni followers too. Even my father, Dr. Kalaignar, was a fan of Dhoni. I’ve come right here with happiness and pleasure. I’m completely satisfied to have gotten the chance to congratulate the winners of IPL 2021 – Chennai Tremendous Kings,” mentioned CM Stalin on the felicitation ceremony, hosted by India Cements Ltd, which has accomplished 75 years.
“I’ve come right here to reward Dhoni. Dhoni’s residence state is Jharkhand, however now he has roughly turn out to be a Chennai-ite. Expensive Dhoni, you may be from Jharkhand, however we, the folks of Tamil Nadu, love you as one amongst us.
“Beneath captain Dhoni, Chennai Tremendous Kings have risen once more…folks see Dhoni as one amongst them as a result of he has reached prime heights hailing from a small city along with his arduous work. Aside from being a superb finisher and wicketkeeper, Dhoni can be a prime captain. I thank everybody for the memorable alternative. Expensive Dhoni, we wish you to steer CSK for a lot of extra seasons,” he added.
Talking on the ceremony, N Srinivasan, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, India Cements Ltd, mentioned that CSK treats victory and defeat as two sides of the identical coin.

“All people had written us off however all of us had religion within the staff. I at all times inform folks that we personal the franchise, not the gamers. No participant needs to lose. Subsequently, we deal with victory and defeat as two sides of the identical coin,” mentioned Srinivasan.
The previous BCCI president additionally spoke concerning the relationship between the India Cements household and MS Dhoni.
“I couldn’t go for the primary set of auctions. I advised VB Chandrasekhar, at any price, MS Dhoni. It seems that was the most effective resolution I ever took. All people wished MS Dhoni however we acquired MS Dhoni. That’s how the connection between the India Cements household and MS Dhoni began. At no time limit throughout our complete interval, now we have disenchanted MS Dhoni and he has by no means disenchanted us,” he mentioned.
Sharing his studying from Chennai, Dhoni mentioned that town taught him quite a bit.
“So far as Chennai is anxious, the affiliation began in 2008 when it got here to the IPL. But it surely began earlier than that when it got here to different codecs…one of the memorable being my Check debut, which occurred in Chennai. I by no means knew that I’d be picked by CSK. I used to be within the public sale, I acquired picked,” mentioned Dhoni.

“It gave me a chance to grasp the tradition which was very completely different from the place I really got here from. I consider Chennai taught me quite a bit. Tamil Nadu taught me quite a bit,” he added.
CSK did not qualify for playoffs for the primary time in 2020, and in accordance with Dhoni, it gave them the possibility to check the actual character of the franchise.
“We had an excellent run from 2008 when it got here to franchise cricket however it grew to become fascinating in 2020. It was the primary season we did not qualify to the following stage of the IPL. It gave us the possibility to check the actual character of the franchisee as a result of when the going is sweet you at all times maintain speaking about what you do, what’s the course of you comply with however it provides us the chance to earn the respect of the gamers and the followers,” he mentioned.
Speaking about his future on the CSK, Dhoni mentioned, “I’ve at all times deliberate my cricket. The final recreation that I performed was in Ranchi. The final ODI…was at my hometown in Ranchi. So hopefully my final T20, it is going to be in Chennai…whether or not it is subsequent 12 months ‘r in 5 years’ time, we do not know.”
Jay Shah, the Secretary of BCCI, mentioned he was eager to see the love and affection of Tamil Nadu folks for the Chennai Tremendous Kings.

“Once I was invited for this excellent operate, the very first thing I used to be trying ahead to seeing was the love and affection the folks of Tamil Nadu had for the franchisee Chennai Tremendous Kings.
“The connection between followers and the franchisee is magical…Why not…when you’re having a captain like MS Dhoni. The’manner N Srinivasan constructed the staff, it is not only a staff however a household – a household that comes from completely different components of the world and sticks collectively via thick and skinny. A whole lot of credit score for CSK’s success through the years will go to Mr. Srinivasan as a result of he stood by his staff via troublesome occasions,” he mentioned.
Calling Dhoni, the heartbeat and spine of CSK, Shah mentioned that Mahi is essentially the most profitable captain India has ever produced.
“The system that he has set and the tradition the staff has developed will at all times give a consequence – be it for India or for Chennai Tremendous Kings. The bond he has constructed and the legacy he has created will keep for ages,” he mentioned.

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