IPL 2021 Suspended: Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wants To Be The Last Man To Leave Hotel And Board Flight Home

IPL 2021 Suspended: Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wants To Be The Last Man To Leave Hotel And Board Flight Home

MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings captain has reportedly delayed his return to Ranchi as he wants all his CSK teammates to depart first. According to a report, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has informed all his teammates that he will be the last person to board the flight back home.

The ongoing season of Indian Premier League 2021 was suspended due to a number of players including Amit Mishra, Wriddhiman Saha, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy, and CSK bowling and batting coaches Laxmipathy Balaji and Michael Hussey testing positive for covid-19 despite being in bio-bubble.

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. Image Credits: Twitter

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wants To Be The Last Person To Leave The Hotel

The franchises and teams are making their way home, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni, in a virtual meeting with his CSK teammates, reportedly said that since the IPL was happening in India, the foreign players and support staff should be given preference to travel first so that they can reach their homes abroad.

“Mahi(Dhoni) said that he will be the last person to leave the hotel. He wanted foreigners to leave first, then the Indian players. He will be taking the last flight tomorrow when everyone reaches their home safe and secure,” a member of CSK was quoted as saying by Indian Express.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (BCCI/IPL)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (BCCI/IPL)

Meanwhile, The Englishmen were the first ones out with eight of them landing in London, while the Australians awaited an escape to the Maldives as the now-suspended IPL’s foreign recruits charted their way back home assisted by the BCCI on Wednesday.

Jos Buttler Lands In London While Eoin Morgan Expected To Board A Flight To London Within The Next 48 Hours

Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, and Jason Roy landed in London to begin a 10-day quarantine before heading to their respective homes. IPL 2021 was suspended indefinitely on Tuesday after 29 games were played due to multiple COVID-19 cases in its bio-bubble.

Jos Buttler, Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2021
Jos Buttler, Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2021
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England skipper Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan, and Chris Jordan are expected to board a flight to London within the next 48 hours.

Among New Zealanders returning to New Zealand from India are Stephen Fleming, Brendon McCullum, Kyle Mills, Shane Bond, Mike Hesson, Tim Seifert, Adam Milne, Scott Kuggeleijn, and James Pamment. Besides Kane Williamson, the UK-bound group includes Trent Boult, Kyle Jamieson, Mitchell Santner, Chris Donaldson (trainer), Tommy Simsek (physio), Lockie Ferguson, Jimmy Neesham, and Finn Allen.