New Delhi: MS Dhoni is no longer associated with the suspended Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
However, his iconic 'whistle podu' tradition is going to be kept alive by a rather interesting personality.
Bollywood star Sunny Leone will be using the catch phrase ‘whistle podu’ for her cricket team Chennai Swaggers in the box cricket league.
“The whistle podu tradition is going to continue with Chennai Swaggers and Sunny will be distributing whistles to the crowds who come to see the game and will blow it sometimes as well. The whistle will be an important tool for promoting Chennai Swaggers. City tours are being planned to coincide with some of the matches and a music video featuring Sunny is on the cards as well. The words might feature in their team anthem as well,” a source close to Sunny told Bollywood Life.
“CSK had the whistle and it became part of the team’s identity. And since Sunny’s team is called Chennai Swaggers, she wants to use the traditional whistle-blowing forward. CSK has been suspended for two years from the IPL and they can’t use the anthem till then, but the whistle must go on,” the source further added.
Sunny herself believes that the 'whistle podu' act is an integral part of her team.
“The whistle has always been an integral part of our team and this time around, the whistle will be used every time our team scores a boundary or a six or takes a wicket.”