On Sunday, during the practice match of the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings, close to 12,000 fans flooded the MA Chidambaram Stadium to have a glimpse of their favourite cricketers sweating it out in the training session ahead of the IPL 2019. Soon, Dhoni entered the pitch in his practice gear, he was chased by a fan.
During the practice session, chants of “Dhoni Dhoni” reverberated across Chepauk as fans queued in numbers to catch a glimpse of their favourite star. Dhoni strode to the centre pitch in his practice gear and took a few throwdowns. Soon he spotted the oncoming fan onto the pitch in a bid to meet the former Indian skipper. Dhoni with a smile on his face ran around the bowling coach L Balaji before greeting his fan with a handshake.
The wicketkeeper-batsman played a little ‘catch me if you can’ with the fan before security intervened as shown in the video which was posted by Chennai Super Kings official Twitter handle.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 17, 2019
In the end, Dhoni greeted his fan before he was escorted out of the ground by security officials.
Earlier during the Australia series, at Nagpur, a similar instance had taken place when a fan invaded the pitch to meet his idol and touched his feet. But the playful 37-year-old didn’t make it an easy task for the fanboy as he was forced to chase the cricketer through the group of Indian players.