On the occasion of Eid, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players gathered at their team hotel to spend time with their loved ones. MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, and others can be seen indulging in food and other items in a video posted on the four-time IPL champions' social media pages. The cricketers' families also joined in, and Dhoni, who is back as CSK captain after Ravindra Jadeja stepped down, was seen interacting with children.
After Jadeja stepped down as CSK captain to focus on his own game, Dhoni was re-instated as the team's captain. CSK defeated SRH on Sunday after Dhoni took over. CSK now has six wins in a row.
The last time a captaincy change occurred during an IPL season was in 2021, when Dinesh Karthik stepped down and Eoin Morgan took over as KKR captain. At the age of 40 years and 298 days, Dhoni has become the oldest Indian captain in any T20 tournament. At the age of 40 years and 268 days, he surpassed Rahul Dravid, who captained Rajasthan Royals against Mumbai Indians in 2013.
CSK was asked to bat first against SRH, and MS Dhoni's side posted 202/2 in 20 overs.
Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 99 runs, while Devon Conway was unbeaten on 85. After 17.5 overs, T Natarajan dismissed Gaikwad, giving Hyderabad their first wicket.
Mukesh Chaudhary then took four wickets as CSK restricted SRH to 189/6, registering a win by 13 runs.