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Cummins was shocked by the Chants of Dhoni

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When playing the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, home teams are at a distinct disadvantage. Each team is allowed to play seven home games throughout a season according to the league system. However, that is just on paper. Over the previous 17 years of the Indian Premier League, MS Dhoni’s popularity has been so great that even the opposing audience has taken to donning the CSK yellow jersey with the number 7 emblazoned on the back. Every arena experiences the “yellove” invasion regardless of the team’s location or time of play, depriving every franchise of home support when they host the Chennai Super Kings.

Pat Cummins, the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, was there on Friday to experience it firsthand as a sea of yellow people packed the orange-painted seats at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, preparing to welcome the Orange Army, eager to watch their hero, maybe in his final IPL season.

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Finally, Dhoni stepped out with three balls remaining in the CSK innings, and Hyderabad exploded. The ‘Dhoni-Dhoni’ shouts sent the audience into a frenzy.

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Cummins reaction to Chant

After the game, Cummins was asked if the team had changed anything before the start of the current season. He was first informed that SRH, who had won both of their home games in 2024, had not succeeded in turning Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium into a stronghold the previous season, having won just one of their seven home games. The Australian player who won the World Cup, nevertheless, emphasised the “crazy” reaction that Dhoni got when he stepped out to bat and said that it astounded him.

Dube struck a scorching forty-five to be the lone noteworthy hitter for CSK on the slow Hyderabad track. Chennai had achieved 115 for two in 13 overs, comfortably on their way to a total of 190-200, riding high on his 24-ball performance. But the visitors could only muster 50 runs in the following seven overs at the expense of three more wickets. Cummins disclosed that SRH was able to succeed by altering their bowling strategy.