Chennai Super Kings chief Mahendra Singh Dhoni will begin his preparation here from March 2 alongside different players in front of season-13 of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 38-year old Dhoni, whose future in the game has been a subject of extreme theory since the ICC 50-over World Cup in June-July a year ago, will begin preparing at the M A Chidambaram arena for the forthcoming IPL.
The IPL 2020 starts with a match among CSK and shielding champion Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on March 29.
As indicated by CSK CEO K S Viswanathan, Dhoni will prepare with players who are accessible as the full preliminary camp of the group starts on March 19.
Previous India skipper Dhoni is required to rehearse for two or three weeks with any semblance of Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu among others. He would then enjoy a reprieve before returning, sources said.
Raina and Rayudu have been preparing here for as far back as three weeks or somewhere in the vicinity.
Sources said it would assist the veteran stumper with bonding with the new players in the CSK set-up.
'Thala' as Dhoni is lovingly called by the army of CSK fans would likewise hope to get into the score as he has been away from the game for some time now. He had initiated preparing with the Jharkhand group some time back.
The Super Kings' training meetings over the most recent two years had pulled in swarms in thousands and with Dhoni set for an unexpected appearance for planning comparable numbers can be normal this time around moreover.
The three-time IPL champion had gotten veteran leggie Piyush Chawla, Aussie pacer Josh Hazelwood, England all-rounder Sam Curran and Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore during the sale held in December last.