MS Dhoni became a bit emotional when he was reminded about his former team Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The India skipper admitted he misses the yellow jersey that he donned for the past eight editions of the IPL.
"It was a very emotional moment...since I have started playing T20 cricket represented the Indian cricket team, Jharkhand team in few tournaments and CSK for eight years, so it was a emotional moment not to see myself in yellow," Dhoni was quoted as saying by IANS.
"As I said it was, I knew I would play for the Pune team but the actual moment comes when you start walking with the team-sheet in your hand till that point of time its only practice and everything."
But being a professional cricketer, he had to move on and focus on the new journey. Dhoni said he is ready to give his best for his new team this season.
"But at the same time as professionals, we have to move ahead and also not to prove to anyone but to prove a point to myself that I am making sure whatever I gave in for CSK, I am not leaving any inch that I am not giving for the Pune team," Dhoni added.
Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions are the two new franchises that replaced the now-suspended CSK and Rajasthan Royals for the current and next season of the IPL.
Dhoni is the skipper of the Supergiants, and he led his side to an emphatic victory over the defending champions Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the IPL 2016. Their next game is against the Gujarat Lions, which will be captained by Dhoni's former IPL teammate Suresh Raina.