WION Web Team Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Mar 18, 2019, 10.52 AM
The Indian Premier League will commence on March 23 but the frenzy has already started in Chennai's MA Chidambaram stadium. The home of the defending champions Chennai saw a packed stadium just for a practice session.
The stands were open for the fans who welcomed Chennai's players, especially captain MS Dhoni, with thunderous applause and loud cheers.
According to the franchise' website, as many as 12000 people had come to witness the practice session.
Meanwhile, the first game of the tournament will see Dhoni's men take on Virat Kohli-led Bangalore in Chennai.