Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni unveiled the team’s new jersey for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. CSK posted a video on social media where Dhoni is seen unpacking the new jersey from a box and presenting it to the fans. “Thala Dharisanam! #WearOnWhistleOn with the all new #Yellove! #WhistlePodu” CSK posted on social media along with the video. CSK will play their first match in IPL 2021 on April 10 against Delhi Capitals in Mumbai. The three-time champions will aim to better their sixth-place finish in IPL 2020, a season where they missed out on a playoffs berth for the first time.
CSK have come up with a revamped look for their jersey as it is featuring a new camouflage design on the shoulders. The camouflage design is a tribute to the Indian armed forces. CSK have done away with the red and blue stripes near the shoulders. The new jersey also features the logo of CSK’s new shirt sponsor, Myntra. The shirt also has 3 stars above their logo, highlighting the 3 titles they have won so far in the IPL. The trademark roaring lion logo finds it place at the left corner of the shirt. MS Dhoni, who is an honorary Lieutenant Colonel with the Territorial Army, will be sporting the new jersey as he will lead the side in IPL 2021, starting April 9.
Dhoni, who had announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2020, didn’t have the best IPL with the bat last season as he managed 200 runs from 14 matches at a strike rate of 116.27 with no half-centuries.