MS Dhoni boasts a humongous fan base. The former captain is undeniably the most well-known Indian cricketer of all time, even more so than the legendary Sachin Tendulkar. The accomplishments that Dhoni made over his 15-year career are unparalleled. Dhoni, the only captain to win the World Cup, T20 World Cup, and Champions Trophy, has changed the definition of the word ‘captain’ in Indian cricket and throughout the world. If you combine it with his batting and exceptional wicketkeeping abilities, Dhoni might be the GOAT, at least in terms of captaincy.
Dhoni retired from international cricket more than two years ago, but his fan base hasn’t dwindled. If anything, it has shot up now that he doesn’t play outside of the IPL. He had recently travelled to the UK to watch Wimbledon and was also present for one of India’s limited-overs matches against England when a video of him being surrounded on the streets of London went viral.
A video of Dhoni signing an autograph for a fan is going viral online, which is a testimony of his fanbase. A fan was fortunate to have Dhoni sign his shirt in the social media video that has gone viral. The fan was spotted stooping down and letting Dhoni sign the back of his white jersey. And you can be sure that clothing won’t ever be laundered again.
Lucky fan got Thala @MSDhoni 's autograph 😍❤️#MSDhoni • #WhistlePodu • #Dhoni pic.twitter.com/rN4DuPVMoZ— Karnataka Dhoni Fans Association™ 🏆 (@DhoniKarnataka) December 11, 2022
Dhoni and India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya can be seen busting moves in a recent video that went viral. Dhoni was seen setting the dance floor on fire with some incredible dancing, and the video of it was enough to grab the eyeballs of netizens. This version of Dhoni was a great shocker to his supporters, though in a positive manner. He has always been observed to remain incredibly cool and composed on the field.
Fans may still see the MSD magic whenever the IPL is on, even though the star played his final game for India in the 2019 World Cup semifinal. Dhoni, the second-most successful captain in IPL history behind Rohit Sharma of the Mumbai Indians, will be witnessed leading a revitalised version of the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023.
After a disappointing season in 2020, in which CSK failed to make the IPL playoffs for the first time ever, skipper Dhoni mounted an incredible comeback in 2021, guiding his club to a fourth title. However, there were concerns over Dhoni’s future in IPL 2022 after yet another off-season, including whether or not he will return. However, CEO Kasi Viswanathan debunked the rumours. Dhoni had stated that he wanted to play his final IPL season in front of Chepauk, the fans who gave him the nickname “Thala,” before riding off into the sunset.