Fans breaching security to catch a closer glimpse of MS Dhoni is no longer a rare occurrence on the field. A similar incident occurred during the recently concluded ODI series between India and Australia in which Dhoni made a pitch invader chase him as he ran around darting between his teammates before stopping behind the stumps to give him a hug. The scenario repeated itself during a practice game on Sunday at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
One of the 12,000 fans who had turned up at the stadium just for the practice match decided to breach the security to have a closer look of the former Indian skipper. Dhoni however was in a playful mood and decided to make his fanboy chase him all around before security intervened. Dhoni however did go to his fan to shake hands with him before resuming practice at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.
CSK managed to capture and share the moment on their Twitter handle captioning it as “Catch Me If You Fan #AnbuDen Version! #SuperPricelessThala @msdhoni and the smiling assassin @Lbalaji55! #WhistlePodu”
Watch the video here:
The craze surrounding the CSK fans ever since the arrival of MS Dhoni has been really high. Fans gathered at Chepauk in numbers to catch a glimpse of their cricketing idol. Thousands turning up to witness the practice match is not something completely new as 10,000 fans had turned up during CSK’s practice match at Chepauk last year as well which had led to Sam Billings expressing his surprise in a social media post stating “Just a normal inter-squad centre wicket practice…. and 10,000 people rock up. amazing!”