A video of a fan flying a kite inside the Arun Jaitley Stadium during an IPL 2023 match has gone viral
MS Dhoni, the charismatic former captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has emerged as a fan favorite and the biggest crowd-puller in the ongoing IPL 2023 season.
Wherever Dhoni goes to play in this year’s marquee T20 competition, he is met with an overwhelming sea of yellow, as CSK supporters show their unwavering support for their beloved team and its iconic leader.
Fan flies kite inside Arun Jaitley stadium during DC vs CSK IPL 2023 match, video goes viral
The chants of ‘Dhoni-Dhoni’ reverberate throughout the stadiums, creating an electric atmosphere that is in to every venue where the former India captain steps onto the field. The four-time IPL-winning captain has enjoyed unparalleled support from fans in every match, even during the so-called “away” games, where CSK feels like they are playing at home due to the overwhelming presence of their supporters.
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During the last league game of IPL 2023 between CSK and the Delhi Capitals (DC) at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi on May 20, the atmosphere was once again filled with passionate Dhoni supporters. Despite the scorching sun of a hot summer afternoon in Delhi, fans braved the conditions to witness their favorite cricketer play in what was considered the match of the season in the national capital.
As expected, the chants of ‘Dhoni-Dhoni’ for MS Dhoni and ‘CSK-CSK’ echoed throughout the stadium as Dhoni led his team onto the field. It was a must-win game for CSK, and their fans were there in full force to show their unwavering support. However, amidst the Dhoni-mania that gripped the stadium, one fan stood out for an unexpected reason.
Dhoni-Dhoni cheering video for MS Dhoni goes viral on the internet
In a video that quickly went viral on social media, an elderly fan was spotted sitting in the top tier of the stands, completely unfazed by the Dhoni frenzy. What caught everyone’s attention was that this fan was flying a kite while the match was in progress. Other spectators captured the moment on their mobile cameras, showing the fan leisurely flying his kite, seemingly more interested in that activity than watching Dhoni play.
The unexpected scene took many fans by surprise, as they couldn’t believe that someone could be more engrossed in flying a kite than witnessing the legendary MS Dhoni in action. In additional videos, it was observed that a kite had fallen to the ground, and a CSK player, who was on the bench, temporarily left his position to enter the field and remove the fallen kite. This incident further added to the astonishment of the fans, as it highlighted the stark contrast between the kite-flying fan and the intense cricketing atmosphere surrounding Dhoni.
Despite the distraction caused by the kite-flying fan, the match between CSK and DC continued, and the Chennai Super Kings emerged victorious. With this win, CSK secured their place in the playoffs, finishing as the second-ranked team in the points table, thanks to their superior net run rate. This marked the twelfth time in 14 seasons that the MS Dhoni-led side finished in the top four, showcasing their consistency and dominance in the tournament.
Clash of Titans: CSK set to face Gujarat in IPL 2023 qualifier 1
CSK’s next challenge in the playoffs is against the defending champions, the Gujarat Titans, in Qualifier 1. This crucial match is scheduled to te place on Tuesday, May 23, at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The winner of this encounter will secure a direct entry into the final, while the losing team will have another opportunity in Qualifier 2, where they will face the winner of the Eliminator match between the LSG and MI, scheduled for May 26.
As the IPL 2023 season progresses, the charisma and fan following of MS Dhoni continue to captivate audiences worldwide. While fans flock to the stadiums to witness his brilliance on the cricket field, it is intriguing to see how some individuals find their own unique ways to enjoy the matches, as exemplified by the kite-flying fan who remained unfazed by the Dhoni mania at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.