After the massive protests of the Cauvery activists, which this season showed six matches of the Indian Premier League, he moved from Chennai this season, the place where the final home match of India will take place this year, in which the World Cup No. 2 T20 strive for a clean match against the struggling West Indies.
But there is an unmistakable feeling of emptiness among fans who will not have fun watching the T20, who did not play their "thalaivar". There is no word that could sum up Chennai's affection for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was released from the T20 Indian team as part of his plans for the World Pair 2020 in Australia 2020.
Chennai Cricket Fans are known to keep their emotions under control. Despite the fact that Sachin Tendulkar declared in 1989 that he was losing to Pakistan in 1989, the crowd in Chepauk gave a steady ounce to Wasima Akram. But it is fair to say that Dhoni has changed the equation. Fans wear hearts on their sleeves when it comes to Captain Chennai Super Kings. As Dhoni merged with this city, he gained every battle of this unconditional love.
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"It's sad that thala (the leader of Tamil) will not be here Sunday, we will miss," said Bhava. "We are Thal super fans, it's hard to imagine India and CSK without it," said another fan, Jayanand.
One fan expressed his views on India's captain Virat Kohli, who was going to relax because of the exhaustive timetable: "What form he would play would be great." Even though the fans will be missing in both races, the MA Chidambaram stadium abuse cricket fanatics from across the city and other countries. "We expect a full house, we still have some time, about 75-80% of the tickets have been sold," said the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association official.
Since India was a T20s, the Sunday match could be the most important tour of the tour. But the story has been the same in the last 40 days in various formats – the permanent domination of India and the inability of Western India to invest in great moments. In the absence of Dhoni, Kohli, and all-powerful Hardik Pandya, the young Khaleel Ahmed and Krunal Pandya intensified and showed the depth of India's reserves before the tour of Australia and New Zealand.
The Australian tour will take place on 21 November 23 and 25 November before the four-hour trial series and the ODI series with three matches. The start well makes a huge difference Down Under, even when it's in the T20 series. Sunday will provide India with the last opportunity to perform these checks and balances in real time before embarking on a cruise to Australia.
First Published: 11. 11. 2018 10:15 IST