Cricket fans in Ranchi will be cheering at peak volumes for Chennai Super Kings this Champions League Twenty20. While the distance between the two cities may be in the hundreds, one man is all set to create a special union of support - Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Dhoni will be playing his first match at home as the CSK skipper. Watching him in his yellow jersey as his side opens CLT20 campaign against South Africa's Titans has cricket lovers waiting with bated breath for Sunday's clash. " I have already become a ball-boy just to see Dhoni hit fours and sixes," said Shubham, a young enthusiast.
The recently inaugurated Jharkhand State Cricket Association Stadium has already hosted the Indian team under Dhoni when the side played an ODI against England. This time though, the quick-fire T20 format will further add to the frenzy with fireworks - cricketing as well as the literal explosions - on the cards. "There is a lot of excitement in Ranchi about Dhoni playing in his hometown. I believe the CSK matches of the CLT20 will be sold out," said Manoj Kumar, the spokesperson of JSCA.
With long queues outside the venue for tickets to the three matches that CSK are scheduled to play here, expected a stadium packed to the rafters when the Chennai boys come out under their 'Rajkumar of Ranchi'.