MS Dhoni on Wednesday unveiled the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) jersey for the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021). The new-look CSK jersey features camouflage as a tribute to India’s armed forces and three stars atop the much-loved franchise’s logo.
The camouflage on the shoulders is bordered with gold bands that signify the high standards set by the team both in terms of consistency and fair play – CSK won the IPL fair play award six times in 11 seasons. The three stars denote the three IPL titles won in 2010, 2011 and 2018. Super Kings qualified for the Playoffs in 10 seasons and made it to the final eight times.
CSK posted a video on social media where Dhoni is seen unpacking the new jersey from a box and presenting it to the fans. “Thala Dharisanam! #WearOnWhistleOn with the all new #Yellove! #WhistlePodu” CSK tweeted along with the video.
“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.
Myntra, The India Cements Limited, who are celebrating the milestone of 75 years, Gulf, Nippon Paint, SNJ and Astral Pipes are among the team’s principal sponsors and their logos feature on the jersey.