With Indian Premier League (IPL) being postponed until April 15, Chennai Super Kings has called off training seasons amid the rise in the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni, who began training from March 2 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, returned to his hometown Ranchi. However, there was no respite for the legendary cricketer who joined a badminton session to keep his fitness level up.
After training for almost two weeks amid huge cheers at his den, Dhoni had to return with the Super Kings calling-off the training camps in the wake of COVID-19. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL team owners held a meeting in Mumbai on Saturday where they decided to follow the ‘wait and watch’ policy till closer to the end of the month. Only then will they decide on the next course of action with regard to the fate of the 13th edition of the IPL.
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Soon after landing in Ranchi, MS Dhoni straightaway went to the Jharkhand State Cricket Association where he will continue to work on his fitness. In one of the videos shared on Twitter, MS Dhoni, who is known for his fitness skills, was seen playing badminton in the JSCA International Stadium Complex in the city. The 38-year-old has a special place for the game and has often been spotted playing this sport during his off time.
Meanwhile, with IPL postponed, the fans will have to longer for MS Dhoni to return to cricket. He last played during the ICC 2019 World Cup in England and since then went on a sabbatical following a poor run with the bat. He is anticipated to return to Team India for one final time during the ICC T20 World Cup later this year.