IPL 2021: MS Dhoni plays billiards in CSK’s bio-secure bubble at Dubai.© Twitter
Led by MS Dhoni, some members of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have reached their bio-secure bubble at Dubai for the resumption of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. IPL 2021 was postponed halfway through the season in May due to multiple COVID-19 cases inside the bio-secure bubble of many teams. CSK posted a video of their journey from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Twitter and it included the likes of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina and Deepak Chahar with their skipper. The video was also captioned as, “Vanakkam again Dubai”. Here is the video:
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask Pdu Whistle Pdu! (@ChennaiIPL) August 13, 2021
The video also gave a sneak peek into the team’s entertainment room, where Dhoni could be seen playing billiards with Chahar.
Coaches Lakshmipathy Balaji and Michael Hussey also tested positive for the dreaded virus from the team before the season was postponed.
CSK were in good form, winning five matches and losing only two fixtures. They were second on the table before the competition was abruptly halted.
The top spot was occupied by Delhi Capitals (DC), and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were in third position, followed by Mumbai Indians (MI).
The Chennai-based team will resume their campaign against defending champions MI on September 19, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
The fixture between MI and CSK will also be the opening fixture for IPL 2021 resumption. It will be followed by RCB taking on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Abu Dhabi.
In total, 13 games will be held in Dubai, 10 in Sharjah and 8 in Abu Dhabi.
Dhoni will be aiming to lead CSK at least till the playoffs after they only managed a seventh-place finish in IPL 2020.
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