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IPL 2019: Watch MS Dhoni Makes a Fan Chase Him During Practice Match

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  • Chants of 'Dhoni… Dhoni' reverberated at Chepauk as close to 12,000 fans attended the practice game.
  • Chennai Super Kings take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in the season opener of IPL 2019 on March 23

Close to 12,000 fans made sure the stands at the MA Chidambaram Stadium was packed on Sunday. Chennai Super Kings, the home team, was just playing a practice match.

Chants of “Dhoni Dhoni” reverberated across Chepauk as fans queued in numbers to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars gear up for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, starting March 23.

Dhoni mania has gripped Chennai so much so that a fan managed to run onto the pitch in a bid to meet the India wicketkeeper. Dhoni had a smile on his face as he spotted the oncoming fan and ran around bowling coach L Balaji before greeting him with a handshake.

Watch the viral video here:

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In the video available on social media, CSK officials can be seen taking the fan away from Dhoni even as more spectators run onto the ground.

“Now that we’ve got the best reactions, hoping nobody tries this again!” Chennai Super Kings wrote on Twitter after the video of the pitch invader went viral.

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CSK already into an intense training session

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The practice match was played under the watchful eyes of head coach Stephen Fleming, batting coach Michael Hussey and bowling coach L Balaji.

The three-time title-winning skipper launched some huge sixes as he was seen timing the ball sweetly during the session.

With the local stars joining the squad well ahead of the season opener on March 23, overseas names are expected to arrive in Chennai over the next few days. England’s big-hitting batsman, Sam Billings touched down in Chennai on Sunday.


Chennai Super Kings open their IPL season against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday.

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Bhawna Kothari
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