The managing director of India Cements Ltd (ICL) N Srinivasan has spoken on MS Dhoni’s association with Chennai Super Kings (CSK). According to him, there is no CSK with MS Dhoni and there is no MS Dhoni without CSK. Under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, CSK won their fourth IPL title recently to complete an incredible comeback after the miserable performance last year. “Dhoni is part and parcel of CSK, Chennai and Tamil Nadu. There is no CSK without Dhoni and there is no Dhoni without CSK,” Srinivasan told reporters.
While the ICL owned the CSK franchise from inception in 2008 till 2014, the rights were transferred to Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. from 2015. When asked about Dhoni and other players’ retention, he said the retention policy hasn’t been announced yet.
Chennai Super Kings will celebrate the title win after Dhoni returns to India. He is currently with Team India as a mentor in the T20 Cup.
The Chennai-based franchise will share the trophy with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin at a function proposed to be organised at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.