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Mumbai: Sports teaches you to understand the meaning of a team. You need to be able to work with everybody; you don’t have to be their best friend. You can experience the fun of competition and driving towards a common goal without pushing to bond in some major way with each individual on a project. This is what Chennai Super Kings are all about. And that is the reason for them to riding high in the IPL venture with three titles under their belt.

Mahindra Singh Dhoni has been the apt example of togetherness. He does not talk much, but his actions say it all. He does have his own disciples in the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina who have been with Dhoni since the inception of IPL and with the CSK.

Bonding together is the other name of this team from Chennai. Take the case of Dhoni, he has been the only player who has been the leading the side since the inception of this Indian Premier league unlike other teams who have changed their captains. But for the two years when the team was banned for spot fixing. CSK, has always been in news for both bad and good reasons. After their two-year ban, they have reassembled again and are right on top of the league in this edition of the champion.

And now again they have open a new chapter in this edition. For the first time, the team management has roped in three of their former players as coaches of the team. Stephen Fleming and L Balaji did play one edition of the league, while Micheal Hussey donned the CSK colours for four league and the trio are now coaches of the team in different levels and the best part of these three coaches is the fact that they all played under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

Fleming, who played for the team for one season and returned back to don the coat of the coach. He donned the role of coach for Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2016 and 2017 seasons. Hussey was with CSK from 2008 till 2013 before returning (in 2015) after a stint with Mumbai Indians.

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