Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni unveiled the new jersey of his IPL team Chennai Super Kings on Thursday. MS Dhoni, in a video, unboxed the new-look of the jersey featuring camouflage design on the shoulder. The camouflage design is a tribute to the Indian armed forces. This is the first time that the CSK has redesigned their jersey since the first edition in 2008, according to an official statement by the Chennai Super Kings.
Dhoni, who is serving as Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army, will be sporting the new jersey in the upcoming IPL 2021 matches, starting April 9. In a video shared by the franchise, Dhoni urged the CSK fans to start the whistles as he gears up for the new season. "Thala Dharisanam! #WearOnWhistleOn with all new #Yellove!" CSK wrote.
"The new-look jersey features camouflage as a tribute to India's armed forces and three stars atop the much-loved franchise's logo," CSK said in a statement. Earlier, the jersey had red and blue stripes near the shoulders.
"It has been on our mind for some time now to find ways to raise awareness about the significant and selfless role of the armed forces. The camouflage is an appreciation of their service they are the true heroes," CSK CEO KS Viswanathan said.
Apart from the camouflage design, the CSK jersey also has three stars above their logo, highlighting the three titles they have won so far in the IPL. The trademark roaring lion logo has been placed at the left corner of the shirt. The new jersey also features the logo of CSK's new shirt sponsor, Myntra.
The jersey has received a lot of compliments from fans of MS Dhoni, as well as the CSK on social media.
Thala is Back— Tanmoy Chakraborty (@Tanmoycv01) March 24, 2021
Lion is back
Gurudev 🙏💙💛 pic.twitter.com/O38G4TEQVt
Respect 💛 for Indian army. 🦁🙏— NISIKANTA PRADHAN (@NISIKANTAPRADH6) March 24, 2021
In the IPL 2021, CSK will play its first match on April 10 against Delhi Capitals in Mumbai. IPL 2021 begins on April 9 with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai.