MS Dhoni, the captain of the Chennai Super Kings, will wait for the rest of the team to return home safely before exiting the bio-bubble and boarding a flight back to Ranchi. Dhoni has told the management that he wants the foreign players to return home safely and that he will be the “third male” to leave the team hotel, according to the Indian Express. “Mahi bhai declared that he would be the last one to check out of the hotel. He desired that the foreigners quit first, followed by the Indian players. He’ll be on the last flight out tomorrow, after everybody has arrived safely at their destination “The newspaper quoted a CSK member as saying.
When many promising Covid cases within the bio-secure bubble prompted the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to postpone the T20 tournament indefinitely, the Dhoni-led CSK were in Delhi.
“CSK organised a charter flight from Delhi for its players. In the morning, a ten-seater flight carrying CSK players flew to Rajkot and Mumbai, while in the evening, a charter plane dropped players off in Bangalore and Chennai. Dhoni is expected to travel back to Ranchi on Thursday evening “The paper went on to say that
Bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji, batting coach Michael Hussey, and a member of the support staff all contracted the virus while at the CSK camp.
Jason Behrendorff, the Australia pacer who replaced Josh Hazlewood in this year’s IPL, posted a photo of himself in a PPE kit with the caption “travelling in style” on his Instagram account.
After a disappointing season last year, CSK seemed to be the team to beat in the first half of the tournament this year.
CSK were sitting nice in second place on the points table until the 14th edition was cancelled, with five wins from seven games.