October 11, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in the IPL, having led the Super Kings to eight finals of which the team has won three.League: Indian Premier LeagueOwner: N. SrinivasanLocation: ChennaiVenue: Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium.

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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are a franchise cricket team based in ChennaiTamil Nadu, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Founded in 2008, the team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The team served a two-year suspension from the IPL starting July 2015 for the alleged involvement of their owners in the 2013 IPL betting case, and won the title in its comeback season. The team is captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coached by Stephen Fleming.

Franchise history :

In September 2007, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the establishment of the Indian Premier League, a Twenty20 competition to be started in 2008. In January 2008, the BCCI unveiled the owners of eight city-based franchises. The Chennai franchise was sold to the India Cements for $91 million.

Controversies :

Until September 2008, BCCI regulation, Clause 6.2.4 stated that “No administrator could have, directly or indirectly, any commercial interest in the matches or events conducted by the board”. However, N. Srinivasan, who was then the treasurer and vice-chairman of BCCI, became the de facto owner of the Chennai Super Kings since he was the Managing Director of India Cements. Former BCCI President A. C. Muthiah wrote to the BCCI regarding the violation of this clause in 2008 but the BCCI did not respond. In September 2008, Muthiah went to the Madras High Court to restrain BCCI.

Chennai Super Kings playing the Kolkata Knight Riders at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in the 2008 Indian Premier League.

Home record of the Super Kings
MatchesWinsLossesTie/NRSuccess Rate
In IPL392613066.67%
In CLT20413025%

Kit and sponsors :

Muthoot Group is the current principal shirt sponsor, having signed a three-year deal in 2018.[78] Telecom service provider Aircel was the previous shirt sponsor after they signed a three-year deal in 2008 which was then renewed in 2011 for ₹ 850 million, then the most expensive sponsorship deal in IPL.[79][80] The team also has sponsorship deals with India CementsGulf OilEquitas Small Finance BankHILNippon PaintParle Agro Frooti and Atria Convergence Technologies.

Theme song :

The team’s theme song is the “Whistle Podu” designed by Aravind-Shankar (duo of Aravind Murali and Jaishankar Iyer). Although the track was created only for YouTube in 2008, it gained popularity during the 2009 season and later became the team’s theme song. The video of the song represents the street dance form of dappangutthu which is very popular among certain communities in Tamil Nadu. It is also a folk dance and music genre employed in Tamil cinema. The recordings of some of the Super Kings players whistling were used in the music video.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was the captain of the Indian limited-overs team in 2008, was bought by the Super Kings for $1.5 million at the 2008 players’ auction. He was the most expensive player in the IPL until 2009 when the Super Kings signed up English all-rounder Andrew Flintoff for $1.55 million. Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in the IPL, having led the Super Kings to eight finals of which the team has won three.

Who is the best captain in IPL :

Dhoni vs Rohit | Rohit Sharma best captain in IPL 2020 after MS Dhoni: Virender Sehwag hails Mumbai Indians skipper | Cricket News.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the first Indian captain to win the IPL.

External links

T20 kit
 Chennai Super Kings in 2020