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IPL 2021: MS Dhoni arrives in Chennai as CSK gear for up training camp

Written by Abhishek Patil

Former India captain and World Cup winner MS Dhoni was spotted arriving at the Chennai airport on Wednesday. The Chennai Super Kings captain is all set to lead a training camp for the 3-time champions in the lead up to Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.

MS Dhoni was sporting a white t-shirt and a face mask as he was seen sporting a smile while making his way out of the airport. Chennai Super Kings took to social media to welcome their captain for the new season.

“Thalai-Vaa! Smile with the Mass(k) on! Super Night! #DenComing #WhistlePodu #Yellove,” CSK wrote while sharing a photo of MS Dhoni on social media.

Notably, senior batsman Ambati Rayudu was the first to reach Chennai and he will join hands with his captain Dhoni along with a few other domestic stars this week in the south Indian city.

MS Dhoni is reportedly expected to lead a training camp for Chennai Super Kings players from the 2nd week of March. Even as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is yet to confirm the schedule and venue details for IPL 2021 in the wake of the pandemic, CSK, it seems, want to get into the groove.

MS Dhoni will be in Chennai along with domestic players who will be available to turn up for the CSK camp. This will be the first time Dhoni will be seen in competitive action since IPL 2020, which was held in the UAE.

Chennai Super Kings squad for IPL 2021

Retained players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore.

Players bought at Auction: Moeen Ali (Rs 7 crore), K Gowtham (Rs 9.25 crore), Cheteshwar Pujra (Rs 50 lakh), Harishankar Reddy (Rs 20 lakh), Bhagath Varma (Rs 20 lakh), Hari Nishanth (Rs 20 lakh).

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