‘CSK is a team… Mahi is an emotion’ – Fans react as Imran Tahir reveals Dhoni getting emotional and crying after CSK made comeback in IPL 2018

By Daniel S

May 23, 2023

The four-time champions Chennai Super Kings are playing in the playoffs of the Indian Premier League for the 14th time in the 16 seasons of the tournament, played so far since 2008. The team has been led in all the seasons by the former legendary Indian skipper MS Dhoni. Notably, the yellow outfits had also faced a two-year ban due to the infamous fixing scandal and made a comeback in the tournament in the IPL 2018.

Meanwhile, the former CSK stalwart Imran Tahir has recently come up with a revelation about the reaction of skipper MS Dhoni when CSK made a comeback in the tournament after a long wait. Tahir talked about the moment when Dhoni went emotional at CSK’s team dinner and how he reacted to express his feelings for the franchise.

“In 2018, When CSK came back to this league, there was a team dinner, Dhoni was emotional & he cried, I came to know how this team is so close to his heart – he considers it as a family – it was very emotional for us,” said Tahir to Star Sports.

Subsequently, the cricket fans also reacted to this statement from Tahir and came up with some emotional reactions on the micro-blogging site Twitter for CSK and Dhoni.

Here’s how fans reacted:

Notably, the first qualifier of the current season of the Indian Premier League is underway between CSK and GT at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The visitors’ skipper Hardik Pandya won the toss and decided to bowl first against MS Dhoni’s men. Batting firsts, the hosts have scored 49 runs without any loss of wickets in 5.5 overs.

At the time of filling this copy, openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway are in the middle on the individual scores of 33 and 14 runs respectively.