March 22

Consistency, the hallmark of CSK: team doctor

“Chennai Super Kings consistently gelled as a unit under the leadership of MS Dhoni,” recollected Dr Madhu Thottappillil, who will continue as team doctor of the Lions in the upcoming 2018 VIVO Indian Premier League season.

“Dhoni was able to bring out the best in most players and we achieved all our success while always being on top of the Fair Play Award points,” continued the sports medicine specialist, who has been with the team since 2012.

CSK won the title twice, finished runners-up on four occasions and qualified to the Playoffs in all eight seasons between 2008 and 2015 to emerge as one of the most decorated sides in the opening decade of the competition.