Chennai: Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has landed here to take part in the team's training camp likely to begin on 9 March in the lead-up to the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The former India captain arrived here late on Wednesday and will serve a five-day quarantine.
CSK tweeted a picture of Dhoni at the airport and wrote: "Thalai-Vaa! Smile with the Mass(k) on! Super Night! #DenComing #WhistlePodu #Yellove."
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Former India batsman Ambati Rayudu also reached Chennai on Wednesday while the Tamil Nadu players in the squad will be joining a little later.
"First #Dencoming of the summer from across the border is Manavaadu Bahubali!!! #Yellove #WhistlePodu," CSK posted with a photo of Rayudu.
The camp is likely to get underway from 9 March, CSK CEO K S Viswanathan said, adding the players who are available would take part in it.
"Yeah...the camp is likely to start from March 9. Whoever is available would take part in the training sessions," he told PTI.
"The players will undergo five-day quarantine before they start training. Also, they will have to return three negative tests...," he added.
The Indian players in the CSK will be a part of the camp, he said, adding they would be arriving in batches.
The schedule and venues for the 14th edition of IPL have not been confirmed yet.
CSK, during the recent mini auction earlier this year, picked up England all-rounder Moeen Ali for Rs 7 crore, apart from Karnataka all-rounder K Gowtham (for Rs 9.25 crore) and Cheteshwar Pujra (Rs 50 lakh).
It also roped in a few others including Tamil Nadu batsman C Hari Nishaanth, Harishankar Reddy and Bhagath Varma (all for Rs 20 lakh).
The team did not fare well in the last IPL, failing to qualify for the play-offs for the first time ever.
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