Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a worldwide fan base, but nothing compares to his popularity in Chennai. Dhoni arrived in Tamil Nadu’s capital city on Thursday to begin the Chennai Super Kings’ preparation camp for the upcoming Indian Premier League season (IPL). When the 41-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman stepped out of Chennai International Airport, he was greeted warmly.
Vaa Thalaivaaa 💛🔥#Dhoni #CSK #MSDhoni #Yellove #Chennai
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— WhistlePodu Army ® – CSK Fan Club (@CSKFansOfficial) March 2, 2023
Fans showered flower petals on Dhoni as he exited the airport to catch a taxi to his hotel. Even police officers stationed at the airport flocked to Dhoni for selfies. A video of Dhoni’s god-like entrance has gone viral on social media. Security officials can be seen escorting the CSK captain to his car in the video, with fans following him to take pictures. Dhoni is expected to join his teammates in a training camp at MA Chidambaram Stadium beginning tomorrow.
𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒍𝒂 𝑫𝒉𝒐𝒏𝒊 is back home !! 🔥🥳
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— MSDFC Hyderabad ™ (@HYD_DhoniFans) March 2, 2023