MS Dhoni has left Chennai as the Indian Premier League (IPL) being postponed till April 15 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
He has got an emotional farewell at Chennai Super Kings (CSK) base amid huge fanfare.
"It has become your home, sir!" Keep whistling, as #Thala Dhoni bids a short adieu to #AnbuDen," a tweet from CSK said with a short video of fans queuing up to get a glimpse of Dhoni as the former India captain bid adieu.
Dhoni signed autographs and interacted with supporters. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the IPL team owners held a meeting in Mumbai on Saturday where they decided to follow the 'wait and watch' policy till closer to the end of the month.
After the Sports Ministry made it clear that all sporting events should be cancelled in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, IPL also was postponed. If the situation is unavoidable, the events should be held behind closed doors so as to avoid mass gatherings. Dhoni has been on a break since India's World Cup semifinal loss to New Zealand last year.