Why is Dhoni called Thala?

Thala and Chinna thala of CSK
Thala and Chinna Thala of CSK

Former captain of India M S Dhoni has got many nicknames like Mahi, MSD and Captain Cool. But there is one nickname which is more famous in South India especially in the IPL season and that is Thala. Thala is a word which means Leader in Tamil and that is the reason it is given to the captain cool MS Dhoni. Dhoni once said that he likes it when someone calls him Thala on Chennai roads. As Dhoni is the captain of CSK so he is called Thala and Suresh Raina is the vice-captain of the team and he is called Chinna Thala. Chinna Thala means the “Right Hand of Leader” You can also read Is Raina is the most valuable player in IPL.

Dhoni is in UAE at the moment where he will lead the Chennai side in IPL. Chennai has already some facing many challenges before the start of the season. 2 players and 11 supporting staff has been tested positive for COVID-19. Adding salt to the injury Chinna Thala i.e. Suresh Raina has also made his way back home after the pandemic has hit the team in UAE.  Will Thala i.e. Dhoni be able to take his team to the victory stand once again? Tell us in the comments box below.

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