“I have been following Chennai Super Kings since the very first season. Initially it was because of MS Dhoni, but with every passing match CSK as a team became an integral part of my life. The bonding between CSK and their fans is simply incredible,” says Sonal Goyal, a fashion designer.
“In fact during one of my college projects in 2013, CSK was my theme for the sportswear module and I made an entire collection of it – that’s how obsessed I am about the Men in Yellow,” the 25-year-old from Nepal adds.
“Life doesn’t stop, so people say, but I believe it does. Because after 2015 I haven’t sported any other jersey or watched any of the Indian Premier League matches despite being an ardent fan of Dhoni and having got many opportunities to watch games in Delhi and Pune,” she explains.
“Because that’s what CSK means to us. It’s not just a team but our family – divided by nations, united by CSK. In fact, in these two years we formed a club named Chennai Super Kings Fan Club with the aim to connect all the passionate fans across the world, not just India. And with the support of local fans we organised a few charity events in Chennai,” she continues.
“The long wait is finally over and like every other CSKian I am super excited for the season. We are all pumped up to host our Super Kings with a grand “whistle podu” welcome during the first league match at Chepauk. In fact, I’m looking forward to join my CSK mates and celebrate the grand comeback of our Lions to our Den.
“In these two years the fan base of CSK has only multiplied. The craze, the passion amongst fans has also increased manifold. I got hooked to CSK from Nepal, and so you can imagine the fan base and craze.
“I can proudly say CSK has been a major part of my teens. And we bleed Yellow,” she concludes.