MS Dhoni's new bat sticker for IPL 2024 sets social media in a frenzy. The reason… | cricket

MS Dhoni will be in action again as defending champions Chennai Super Kings will look to win back-to-back titles. Recently, the CSK captain was seen practicing with a bat that had a Prime Sports sticker on it. Prime Sports is a company owned by former India player's childhood friend Paramjit Singh.

MS Dhoni promotes his friend's sports company with a new bat.

Paramjit had a huge impact on Dhoni's early cricket career, which helped him shape his future. Paramjit's store is located in Ranchi and photos from the training session have garnered a lot of attention on social media.

Here is the viral photo:

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Paramjit played a big role in helping Dhoni find his first bat sponsor. The film MS Dhoni: The Untold Story also highlighted his role in shaping Dhoni's career.

Dhoni has been signed by CSK for the IPL 2024 and will once again captain the team. Chennai defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023 final, winning by five wickets using the DLS method.

In the IPL 2023 final, GT scored 214/4 in 20 overs and set a target of 215 runs. Sai Sudharsan top-scored with 96 off 47 balls. Meanwhile, Matheesha Pathirana took two wickets for CSK.

Given the DLS method, CSK were set a target of 171 and reached 171/5 in 15 overs thanks to Shivam Dube's unbeaten 32* off 21 balls. For GT's bowling department, Mohit Sharma took three wickets.

Widely considered one of the greatest captains in cricket history, Dhoni led the Indian team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2017 and in Tests from 2008 to 2014. He led them to victory in the 2011 World Cup and the 2007 T20 World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, the only captain to win three different limited-overs tournaments. During his captaincy, India also won the Asia Cup in 2010 and 2016.

He made his first-class debut for Bihar in 1999 and in India on December 23, 2004 in an ODI match against Bangladesh. He played his first test a year later against Sri Lanka.