As IPL 2021 approaches near, there are new surprises everyday. The trend continued on Wednesday when Chennai Super Kings unveiled their new jersey for the upcoming season with MS Dhoni leading the move. The franchise took to Twitter to showcase the new kit that will be donned by their players in the tournament. Following a forgettable last season, CSK would be hoping to commence the new season on a good mark with their new jersey that pays tribute to a good cause.
MS Dhoni unboxes Chennai's new colours
The unboxing video features MS Dhoni unpacking side's kit for the season. As the former Indian skipper pulls out the jersey, one can clearly notice the trademark Chennai yellow colour on it. However, what took fans by surprise is the collar-shoulder area of the shirt. The new jersey has an army camouflage strip in the mentioned area as a tribute to the Indian armed forces. And while Chennai might not have started their season, they have already won the hearts of their fans with this gesture.
Here is the video:
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) ?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 24, 2021
However, it was not just the video. Following the official unveiling, side's CEO KS Viswanathan also explained the significance of the new pattern. Notably, skipper MS Dhoni has also been an avid follower of the armed forces and holds the honorary title of Lieutenant Colonel in Territorial Army. CSK's official website also further expanded on the design in relation to their IPL campaigns -
The camouflage on the shoulders is bordered with gold bands that signify the high standards set by the team both in terms of consistency and fair play – CSK won the IPL fair play award six times in 11 seasons. The three stars denote the three IPL titles won in 2010, 2011 and 2018. Super Kings qualified for the playoffs in 10 seasons and made it to the final eight times.
Now that the Yellove army have got a solid start off the pitch, they will be hoping to rock the grounds as well. Last season was one to forget for the Dhoni-led squad, but if anyone can pull a comeback, it is 'Captain Cool' with his 3-time champion squad.