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WATCH: MS Dhoni's 'whistlepodu' to kick-off Tamil Nadu Premier League

WATCH: MS Dhoni's 'whistlepodu' to kick-off Tamil Nadu Premier League

Dhoni, who turned up in his yellow CSK jersey, got the fan to cheer for him and sent all three balls over the boundary ropes for big sixes.

WATCH: MS Dhoni hits three consecutive 6s in TNPL six-hitting competition

WATCH: MS Dhoni hits three consecutive 6s in TNPL six-hitting competition

The TNPL will consist of eight teams and will start from July 22, with the final to be played in Chennai on August 20.

Ravichandran Ashwin gets trolled for comparing Chennai Super Kings with Manchester United!

Ravichandran Ashwin gets trolled for comparing Chennai Super Kings with Manchester United!

Ashwin’s statement was in the context of brand value of the two sports teams. It was picked up by fans considering that the comparison was perhaps off the mark.

Weekly sports round-up, July 10 to 16: From Ravi Shastri's appointment as India coach to Roger Federer's record Wimbledon title

Weekly sports round-up, July 10 to 16: From Ravi Shastri's appointment as India coach to Roger Federer's record Wimbledon title

An eventful sporting week culminated with Roger Federer winning a record 19th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, even as uncertainty continued to rule Indian cricket on who else will join the coaching staff to support Ravi Shastri, the new head coach.

Muttiah Muralitharan hails MS Dhoni's influence on 'smart' R Ashwin

Muttiah Muralitharan hails MS Dhoni's influence on 'smart' R Ashwin

Muralitharan has seen Ashwin from close quarters. The world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket was with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL.

MS Dhoni celebrates return of Chennai Super Kings in his own unique way

MS Dhoni celebrates return of Chennai Super Kings in his own unique way

The Chennai-based franchise has been the most successful team in the cash-rich league since its inception. They were the runners-up in the inaugural season and then went on to grab the trophy in back-to-back seasons in 2010 and 2011, under the captaincy of Dhoni. 

After serving two-year ban, former champions Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals return to IPL fold

After serving two-year ban, former champions Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals return to IPL fold

Following the ban imposed on them in 2015, the two teams did not play in the IPL tournaments in 2016 and 2017. Their places were taken by Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions.

Supreme Court issues notice to N Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah for attending BCCI SGM

Supreme Court issues notice to N Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah for attending BCCI SGM

This new development comes after the apex court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), in a scathing status report, described the duo of Srinivasan and Shah as "disqualified office bearers with vested interest", who are still trying to stall implementation of Lodha reforms.

MS Dhoni will be our top priority at IPL 2018 auction: Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni will be our top priority at IPL 2018 auction: Chennai Super Kings

Considering their past success in winning the tournament multiple times, the franchise is already considering having some of their past players back in the fold. 

Chennai Super Kings get back in action as two-year suspension ends; fans rejoice on Twitter

Chennai Super Kings get back in action as two-year suspension ends; fans rejoice on Twitter

Chennia Super Kings, along with Rajasthan Royals, was banned for two years – 2016 and 2017 seasons – for betting activities by their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra during the 2013 season.

WATCH: CSK fans celebrate Faf du Plessis' 33rd birthday, share special video in honour of the South African

WATCH: CSK fans celebrate Faf du Plessis' 33rd birthday, share special video in honour of the South African

In the last two seasons, Faf had turned up for Rising Pune Supergiant. And by the look of things, he is likely to return to CSK, once the franchise gets reactivated.

Earnest CSK camp warms up for next IPL; Gurunath Meiyappan resurfaces to engage in future talks

Earnest CSK camp warms up for next IPL; Gurunath Meiyappan resurfaces to engage in future talks

After spending more than three years in forced hibernation; Gurunath Meiyappan has finally resurfaced on social media.

Chennai Super Kings congratulate Mumbai Indians, announce return to Indian Premier League

Chennai Super Kings congratulate Mumbai Indians, announce return to Indian Premier League

The Chennai franchise were serving a suspension after the Supreme Court-led Lodha panel recommended a ban for them as well as the Rajasthan Royals from the IPL for two years.

WATCH: How Mahendra Singh Dhoni performed in his previous six IPL finals

WATCH: How Mahendra Singh Dhoni performed in his previous six IPL finals

He has won the title twice in 2010 and 2011 in six finals with the now-suspended Chennai Super Kings.

RPS coach Stephen Fleming defends under-fire MS Dhoni, hails him as 'one of the most successful players' in IPL history

RPS coach Stephen Fleming defends under-fire MS Dhoni, hails him as 'one of the most successful players' in IPL history

Pune skipper Steve Smith, along with several other cricketers, were seen taking valuable inputs from Dhoni throughout IPL 2017.

Brendon McCullum reveals real salary details on Twitter, Kevin Pietersen sends commentary invite

Brendon McCullum reveals real salary details on Twitter, Kevin Pietersen sends commentary invite

As per a New Zealand website, Brendon McCullum was one of the top buys of the season with $1.67m NZD, but the ex-Kiwi skipper disagreed.

IPL 2017: MS Dhoni becomes first cricketer to reach seven finals in cash-rich tournament

IPL 2017: MS Dhoni becomes first cricketer to reach seven finals in cash-rich tournament

His CSK team-mate Suresh Raina has appeared in six finals. Other CSK players Albie Morkel, Subramaniam Badrinath and Ravichandran Ashwin also have played in five finals each.

IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant owner Sanjiv Goenka denies reports of him buying stakes in Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiant owner Sanjiv Goenka denies reports of him buying stakes in Rajasthan Royals

Days after Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Rajeev Shukla announced that there will be no extension for Rising Pune Supergiant and the Gujarat Lions in the next edition of the tournament, RPS owner Sanjiv Goenka dismissed rumours of him having already bought stakes in Rajasthan Royals (RR).

IPL: Rising Pune Supergiant, Gujarat Lions won't get extension, says Rajeev Shukla

IPL: Rising Pune Supergiant, Gujarat Lions won't get extension, says Rajeev Shukla

The general mood of the IPL Governing Council is to stay put with eight teams as a 10-team league would increase the number of matches to 84.