Chennai: After a forgettable outing lat year,Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper M S Dhoni and his team mate Ambati Rayudu arrived in Chennai late on Wednesday night for training ahead of the upcoming 14th edition of theIndian Premier League (IPL) T-20 tournament.
This year's edition was likely to be held in April-June window and the player's auction has already been conducted.The dates for this year's IPL was yet to be finalised.CSK had a forgettable outing last year, when the event was held in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where it failed to qualify for the play offs for the first time and finished at
Soon after their arrival, Dhoni and Rayudu went on a mandatory five-day quarantine in view of the corona pandemic.They would also undergo three corona tests.They would start training after all the tests returned negative.
Confirming the former Indian skipper's arrival, CSK in a tweet tagging his picture at the airport said"Thalai-Vaa! Smile with the Mass(k) on! Super Night! #DenComing #WhistlePodu #Yellove."On Ambati Rayudu's arrival, another tweet with hisphoto said "First #Dencoming of the summer from across the border is Manavaadu Bahubali!!! #Yellove
In another tweet, CSK said 'the Singa Nadai to start off the day with! Thala Coming! #DenComing #WhistlePodu #Yellove Yellow heartLion face @msdhoni#WhistlePodu".
CSK CEO K S Viswanathan said the training session was likely to start on March nine with the available players.'The camp is likely to start from March 9 and the players who are available will take part after the mandatory five day quarantine and subject to three
COVID tests returning negative', he said.Some of the Indian players in CSK team would be
arriving in batches after the England series andjoin the training.
CSK had roped in off-spinners Moeen Ali (England) and K Gowtham, besides Cheteshwar Pujra in the auction held on February 18.(UNI)