The West Indies batsman Chris Gayle admitted that he is like thousands of other fans as he is missing Indian limited over captain MS Dhoni playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and regarded him as the”king” of Chennai and entire India.
The Chennai franchise and Rajasthan Royals (RR) were suspended for two years from IPL due to corruption from team owners and official. They are set to return to the league in 2018.
Chris Gayle dances with students during a function at a private college in Chennai on Wednesday. This year, Dhoni played for Rising Pune Supergiants. It was a forgettable season for the new team as they finished 7th in the 8 team tournament.
They managed to win only 5 out of 14 league games. For the first time since IPL’s inception in 2008 was forced to don a different team’s jersey other than CSK. Chennai fans are awaiting the return of their favorite leader and so is Gayle.
“MS (Dhoni) is king in both Chennai as well as India! It won’t be long before he comes back to action (with CSK in the IPL). We have been missing him since the last two years,” Gayle told Tamil Nadu Premier League’s (TNPL) website.
Gayle was in Chennai to promote the TNPL.
He enthralled his fans with his dance moves and watches TNPL matches. TNPL, a Twenty 20 tournament, is in its first year. MSS Dhoni (centre) unveils TNPL trophy at an event in Chennai.
He enthralled his fans with his dance moves and watches TNPL matches. TNPL, Twenty 20 tournament, is in its first year. Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) president N Srinivasan (left) and TNPL chairman PS Raman are also seen. The West Indian praised TNPL. He said, “It was a great experience and from what I gather it’s a great tournament as well. It has the potential to be even bigger.
The fact that only Tamil Nadu players can play is something which is according to the rules and regulations.
“But it’s a great tournament and to be able to showcase it on TV is even better for the younger players. Also, this is a wonderful opportunity for a particular player to gain selection into the IPL as well. It’s really good and I hope that it gets bigger and better.”