By India Today Sports Desk: MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have reached Chennai after winning the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). On Monday, May 29, Dhoni’s men defeated Hardik Pandya’s Gujarat Titans (GT) by five wickets in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The match was supposed to take place on Sunday, May 28, but ended up finishing on Tuesday, May 30. Rain made the players and fans wait for an eternity, but it was worth the wait, especially for the CSK players and the fans as the team ended on the winning side.
Fans, in the meantime, were present in huge numbers and welcomed the CSK players at the Chennai Airport. Security personnel were also present at the airport. From the airport, the Super Kings will head to Hotel Leela Palace and Tamil Nadu chief minister Muthuvel Karunanidhi Stalin will be arriving from Japan.
A grand event is likely to take place on June 1 and 2 where the CSK players will be felicitated in the presence of the Tamil Nadu chief minister.
As far as the game was concerned, the Titans racked up a massive score of 214 for the loss of four wickets after being put in to bat first. Sai Sudharsan scored 96 runs off 47 balls with eight fours and six sixes.
Due to a rain delay, the Super Kings were set a revised target of 171 to chase down in 15 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway laid the platform with a 74-run stand for the opening wicket off 6.3 overs.
With 10 runs needed off the last two balls, Ravindra Jadeja smashed Mohit Sharma for a six followed by a four to seal the deal.