Deccan Chargers’ players have been retained by Sun Risers © AFP

Please note: This is a humorous piece – pure fiction.

Kalaignar Karunanidhi, patriarch of the Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK), inaugurated the Facebook page of his great-great-great-grand nephew’s new IPL franchise, the Sun Risers, by quoting from the Thirukkural. He also conversed with the erstwhile players of the now defunct Deccan Chargers franchise.

Snippets of the messages posted on the wall of the Sun Risers:

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