Want to start from the beginning: MS Dhoni’s viral old video amid Maldives controversy



The image in the video shows a fan asking Dhoni about his favorite travel spots which has gone viral. The CSK skipper responded by expressing that he mostly travelled to countries where he played cricket. Dhoni mentioned that he has not been on many vacations and that he and his wife plan to start exploring travel destinations in India before going elsewhere. This statement has been interpreted by fans as support for Indian tourism. The controversy surrounding the Maldives started when the Maldives minister made offensive comments about the Indian Prime Minister, leading to calls for a boycott of the Maldives. Many Indian sports personalities, including Sachin Tendulkar and Venkatesh Prasad, have expressed support for exploring Indian islands. Fans are eagerly anticipating MS Dhoni’s return to the upcoming IPL 2024, as last season he led CSK to their fifth IPL title. Dhoni had knee surgery in 2023 and is currently undergoing rehab, with an expectation of being fit for IPL 2024. CSK is also excited about the addition of impactful players like Rachin Ravindra and Daryl Mitchell from the World Cup 2023, as well as the return of India’s star bowling all-rounder, Shardul Thakur, to the team.