The time has come for Chennai to host a remarkable event where cricket's Thala MS Dhoni and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin, who has been fondly called Thalapathy, will be meeting for the first time. The probable meet has become the talk of the town as the city is getting ready to celebrate the super victory of the Chennai Super Kings in the recently concluded season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings has won the IPL title for the fourth time last month and the iconic victory has symbolized a powerful comeback from the Men In Yellow. As the team has won the title for the fourth time, the CSK management has decided to conduct an event to celebrate the milestone. An imminent event was not possible as MS Dhoni stayed in Dubai as he took over the role of the mentor of the Indian team, that was camped in Dubai for the T20 World Cup.
Last month, CSK franchise owner N Srinivasan has said that Dhoni will visit Chennai and will take part in the ceremony that will also be attended by Chief Minister MK Stalin. Srinivasan made this announcement after visiting Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Temple in Chennai where he offered prayers and kept the IPL trophy before the deity. While there was no confirmation on the date last month, Srinivasan has now shared the date of the event as the Indian team had come back home from the UAE after the T20 World Cup.
Nearly a month after his announcement, Srinivasan has on Tuesday met Chief Minister MK Stalin and invited him to the ceremony. While initially it was reported that the event will be hosted by MA Chidambaram cricket stadium, it has now been reported that the celebratory event will be hosted by Kalaivanar Arangham. As the team has returned to India, the event will be held on November 20.
Srinivasan has met MK Stalin on Tuesday at the Chief Secretariat and invited the Chief Minister to felicitate the CSK team. The Chief Minister's Office took to social media and opened up concerning the invite. It said, "India Cements Vice President Thiru N Srinivasan has met Honorable Chief Minister MK Stalin and handed over an invitation to invite him to the event to celebrate the CSK for winning the 2021 IPL title that will be taking place on November 20 at Kalaivanar Arangham. If MK Dhoni meets MK Stalin, it will be their first time and fans have expressed their sense of relish to witness the meet.