IPL 2021: MS Dhoni and Co celebrate CSK coach Stephen Fleming’s birthday; Earlier today, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) took to social media to share a short video of MS Dhoni and CSK teammates celebrating coach Stephen Fleming’s birthday.
The former Kiwi skipper turned 48 on April 1. The CSK players are currently in their bio-secure bubble, preparing for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. IPL 2021 is set to begin on April 9.
In the video, Stephen Fleming could be seen cutting the birthday cake, with the likes of Dhoni and Suresh Raina clapping applauding.
Taking to Twitter, CSK captioned the video as, “Bonds beyond boundaries! Siripu Enipu and a lot of #Yellove to you Coach @SPFleming7 . #WhistlePodu #SavourTheMoment”.
— Chennai Super Kings – Mask P😷du Whistle P🥳du! (@ChennaiIPL) April 2, 2021
CSK had a poor campaign last season, finishing seventh in an eight-team table. Led by Dhoni, they won six matches and lost eight fixtures.
Ahead of IPL 2021, the franchise faced another setback, with Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood pulling out to spend time with his family. Although last season, Hazlewood couldn’t cement a starting spot, and could only feature in three matches.
Defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) face Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2021 season opener on April 9. CSK will play their first match on April 10, when they face Delhi Capitals (DC).
Ahead of IPL 2021, CSK released Shane Watson (retired), Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla and Monu Singh.
They bought Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, C Hari Nishaanth and Bhagath Verma in the IPL 2021 auction.
IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) 1st match will start from April 10, 2021.
|DATE & DAY||MATCH||TIME (IST)||VENUE|
|April 10, Saturday||Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 16, Friday||Punjab Kings vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 19, Monday||Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 21, Wednesday||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 25, Sunday||Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore||3:30 PM||Mumbai|
|April 28, Wednesday||Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|May 1, Saturday||Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings||7:30 PM||Delhi|
|May 5, Wednesday||Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Delhi|
|May 7, Friday||Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Delhi|
|May 9, Sunday||Chennai Super Kings v Punjab Kings||3.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 12, Wednesday||Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 16, Sunday||Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians||7.30 PM||Bengaluru|
|May 21, Friday||Delhi Capitals v Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Kolkata|
|May 23, Sunday||Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings||7.30 PM||Kolkata|