The city of Chennai has a taste of its own. The humidity plays spoilsport quite often, but it never dampens its unique spirit.
The colour yellow has a special meaning when it comes to the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).
The Lions in the form of Chennai Super Kings have roared time and again, lifting the coveted trophy on two occasions since the inception of the Twenty20 domestic professional league in 2008.
One man, the loyal fans can’t part ways with – is MS Dhoni. After a two-year hiatus, the yellow brigade made a comeback to the IPL. And with that, marked the return of their very own ‘Thala’.
CSK along with Rajasthan Royals were banned for spot-fixing 2013 aftermath. Dhoni went on record to say he missed wearing the yellow jersey.
So, how did it all come down so perfectly? How did the jigsaw get fit?
Let’s take a look at five things Chennaiites traded to get their captain, MS Dhoni, back:
1. No Thalaiva flicks for two years:
Only a true Chennaiite understands the emotions attached to the superstar Rajnikanth. Life-size posters, drum roll, and cheers are an obvious sight when you enter the theatre premises in Chennai.
To give away two years of Rajni is a tough call. But then dreams only come true when you make certain sacrifices. Who says so? Doesn’t matter.
2. Say no to Beach life:
The popular coastline of Chennai, Marina Beach is a tourist attraction. It is mandatory to run around and feel the waves if you happen to be in the city. But then what’s the fun in laying back on a Sunday evening if cricket is not at its best. The fanatics came together and said it clear ‘boycott the beach life’.
3. The auto drivers stopped being rude:
You must have been taken for a ‘ride’ by an auto driver at least once in your life. And if you are in the city of Chennai, the numbers are likely to go up.
Not that abuses and hassles are must while you counter the autos in the city. But you certainly can’t deny the fact. So what happened when the men behind the wheels decided to go soft on the travelers?
Travel became fun and with that raised the hope of getting your number seven back in the fold. After all good work never goes unnoticed.
4. No to Masala Dosa, yes to Mahi:
Nothing beats Masala Dosa if you wish to go light and at the same time spice up your morning. All of a sudden, it was missing from the menu.
On being asked, it was told that this was one way to get their favourite skipper back in the side. After all, a packed Chepauk with Dhoni batting and dosa in the plate sounds like a good idea!
5. Lungi goes for a toss:
Wrapped around the waist, nothing beats a lungi in Chennai. It is comfortable, a strong fashion statement and is the ‘go-to’ option for many.
And as it looks like, many opted for the pyjamas and boxers in order to keep CSK’s consistency intact and get captain cool back at the den.
Well, it all paid off. And the men in yellow led-by MS Dhoni are eyeing yet another trophy in this edition of the IPL.
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