Shivam Dube, the new inductee in the Chennai Super Kings camp, admitted that he was dancing after being picked by the four-time IPL champions in the mega-auctions last month. The 28-year-old all-rounder added that he was awestruck during his first meeting with skipper MS Dhoni in the training camp. 

Dhoni has led the Chennai Super Kings since 2008. The longest-serving captain in the IPL, the 40-year-old, has won four titles with the team. 

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Talking about his first interaction with Dhoni, Dube said that he had goosebumps. 

“You can see the goosebumps coming out because I am a big fan of Mahi Bhai. I had a chat with him, he told me to do a few things and I said I’ll definitely do that. When Mahi Bhai asks you to do something, consider it done. It was a big deal for me to be picked by CSK. I cannot express my excitement but I was pleasantly surprised after being picked by CSK. It is a different franchise, but my attitude will remain the same,” Dube said on CSK.TV.

Shivam Dube was picked by the Chennai Super Kings for Rs 4 crore in the 2022 mega auction. The 28-year-old said he danced on the selection. 

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“I got picked by CSK, I was dancing a bit and I was really happy. I called my wife and family. Usually I do not dance but I was really happy,” the Mumbai Ranji player said. 

Chennai Super Kings will open their season against Kolkata Knight Riders on March 26 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. 

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Chennai Super Kings Squad: MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma