N Srinivasan has revealed that loyalty is a very important trait of the CSK franchise.
MS Dhoni has been the face of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise ever since the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhoni and Chennai share a very special bond with each other. While the legendary Indian cricketer has led the CSK franchise to 3 IPL titles, the people of Chennai have also unequivocally supported the CSK skipper.
And now, the owner of CSK and the Managing Director of the India Cements Group, N Srinivasan has revealed that loyalty is a very important trait of the CSK franchise. Stating that MS Dhoni is in Chennai, the India Cements MD said that Dhoni takes his cricket extremely seriously and is practicing day in and day out in the indoor nets.
Srinivasan also added that Dhoni is an extremely determined cricketer, and that is what the franchise likes about him. He further stressed that even though winning the IPL is important, consistency and loyalty stand above everything else.
MS Dhoni is very determined person: Srinivasan
“For your information, MS Dhoni is in Chennai. He takes his cricket so seriously; he is practicing in morning in the indoor nets and in the afternoon, he is practicing at Chepauk. He is a very determined person and that is what we like. One more thing, Cricket is about winning, IPL is about winning but there are also things such as consistency and loyalty and I think that is what oozes out of us,” said Srinivasan as quoted by India Today.
Srinivasan on his association with cricket
Srinivasan also delved deep into the bond that his company shares with cricket. Stating that his association with cricket started in the 1960s, Srinivasan said that the entire Tamil Nadu Ranji team was employed by the India Cements Company. The 76-year-old concluded by stating that his Company always appreciates good cricket.
“We are in cricket for the last 50 years, we started in early 60s, almost the entire Tamil Nadu Ranji team was employed by us. So we have been in cricket for a long time, we have been running teams, we have a true appreciation and a good appreciation of good cricket,” concluded Srinivasan.
CSK will kickstart their 2021 IPL campaign against the Delhi Capitals side on 10th April 2021 at Mumbai.