Brushing apart any doubts surrounding him after a break from cricket, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in a brand new industrial forward of the Indian Premier League, has performed it cool in his typical vogue.
Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) skipper Dhoni is broadly thought to be top-of-the-line captains to have performed the sport with two World Cup and three IPL titles. However many have been questioning if “The Thala” can nonetheless lead from the entrance, particularly since he has been out of motion for the reason that ODI World Cup in July 2019.
In a brand new TVC launched by Star Sports activities and BCCI, Dhoni shuts down his detractors with poise. The industrial exhibits a pair laughing at a meme on “Thala” Dhoni in an plane, solely to see him noticing them from the following seat, fully undeterred. Dhoni calmly places on his headphones, however not earlier than cheekily commenting concerning the noise round him.
The fan banter which impressed the #KhelBolega marketing campaign was launched by Star Sports activities in tandem with the BCCI just lately. Dhoni has been the cynosure of all eyes throughout CSK’s coaching camp forward of their IPL season opener in opposition to defending champions Mumbai Indians on the Wankhede Stadium on March 29.
On Saturday, CSK tweeted an image of Dhoni with the wicketkeeper’s gloves with the caption, “I see icy eyes.”
In his absence from the Indian workforce, Rishabh Pant and Okay.L. Rahul have taken up the wicketkeeping position. Dhoni final performed for India within the semifinal of the 2019 World Cup in opposition to New Zealand after which he took a sabbatical from aggressive cricket.
It’s broadly anticipated that his efficiency on this yr’s IPL will likely be pivotal in deciding whether or not he will likely be chosen within the Indian workforce that can go to Australia later within the yr for the World T20.