MS Dhoni last played for CSK in 2015 © IANS
MS Dhoni last played for CSK in 2015 © IANS

The way for MS Dhoni‘s return to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) was given a green light after the IPL Governing Council allowed the franchises to retain a maximum of five players for the upcoming season. Dhoni played for Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the past two seasons owing to CSK’s suspension from the tournament due to corruption charges. However, they are back in 2018 and fans are certainly adamant that they want Dhoni back wearing the yellow jersey once again. Dhoni has been the most successful captain in franchise cricket, leading CSK to twin IPL glories, and also twin Champions League T20 triumphs.

On Dhoni’s possible return to CSK

“We are very happy.. It has always been our wish to have the core team back and it will be wonderful for the fans, who have supported CSK all the while. We would love to have Dhoni back as he has been one of the pillars of CSK,” said CSK Director K George John, as reported by PTI.

IPL 2018: MS Dhoni all set to lead Chennai Super Kings?
IPL 2018: MS Dhoni all set to lead Chennai Super Kings?

“I am delighted.. We have been waiting to see the Super Kings back on the field at MAC. Nothing like watching ‘Thala’ [Dhoni] lead the team. World over, fans have been waiting for the return of CSK. We wish the team retains ‘Chinna Thala’ Raina, Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo apart from Dhoni. We will be back with a bang. I am looking forward to the auction to see what squad CSK gets,” said H Saravanan, a die-hard CSK fan.

“With IPL GC allowing players to retain, I am excited to see MS in yellow jersey.. I am sure the management will retain Dhoni and Raina too.. It would be a double delight. Can’t wait to cheer for our men in yellow at Chepauk in the opening match,” said ARR Sriram, another die-hard CSK fan.