Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni received a warm welcome upon his arrival in Chennai on Wednesday night to take part in the team’s training camp likely to begin on March 9 in the lead-up to the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
On Thursday, the official Twitter handle of CSK also shared a video in which Dhoni was welcomed with a traditional scarf by the hotel staff. They then went on to personally drop him at his room.
Here’s the video:
He will be undergoing five-day quarantine.
Former India batsman Ambati Rayudu also reached Chennai on Wednesday while the Tamil Nadu players in the squad will be joining a little later.
CSK CEO K S Viswanathan said that the camp is likely to start from March 9, adding that the players who are available would take part in it.
“The players will undergo five-day quarantine before they start training. Also, they will have to return three negative tests…,” he told PTI.
The Indian players in the CSK will be a part of the camp, he said, adding they would be arriving in batches.
The schedule and venues for the 14th edition of IPL have not been confirmed yet.
CSK, during the recent mini auction earlier this year, picked up England all-rounder Moeen Ali for Rs 7 crore, apart from Karnataka all-rounder K Gowtham (for Rs 9.25 crore) and Cheteshwar Pujra (Rs 50 lakh).
It also roped in a few others including Tamil Nadu batsman C Hari Nishaanth, Harishankar Reddy and Bhagath Varma (all for Rs 20 lakh).
The team did not fare well in the last IPL, failing to qualify for the play-offs for the first time ever.
With inputs from PTI