The 2018 edition of the extravagant Indian Premier League is all set to kick-off on April 7 and the inaugural contest would be played between the reigning champions Mumbai Indians and the #Chennai Super Kings. The Chennai based franchise is making a return to the competition after two years and the fans could not be more excited to see them in action. Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been retained by the franchise for a whopping 150 million rupees and would lead the team in the 2018 campaign. A report by the HindustanTimes was used as a reference for this article.

MS Dhoni: The unorthodox maestro

#Ms Dhoni's arrival at the scene created quite a lot of stir due to his unorthodox batting style and his analyzing capabilities.

The critics always thought that Dhoni lacked the technique to become successful on the international stage and would have a hard time adjusting to the standards. However, Dhoni's unique playing style and his strategy for cricket were enough to silence his critics. Not only did Dhoni prove his might with the bat, his wicketkeeping skills left the world in awe and wonder. The Ranchi lad's consistent performances made him the perfect candidate to succeed the then captain Sourav Ganguly.

What came next became a memorable moment in the history of Indian cricket, Dhoni led India to victory in the very first T20 World Cup and became an overnight sensation. From that day on, Dhoni continued to leave a mark on the international stage be it with his trademark helicopter shots or his miraculous tactical abilities to look through the most experienced umpires' decision, leaving them in blushes.

Dhoni continues to amaze cricketing fans around the world and his recent half-century against South Africa in the second T20I was just a glimpse of how he is aging like fine wine.

Harbhajan Singh can't wait to play under MS Dhoni

Harbhajan Singh, who has been playing in the #Indian Premier League for Mumbai Indians since the inception of the tournament, will now be wearing the trademark CSK yellow jersey. Harbhajan Singh was bought by the Chennai based franchise for a modest amount of Rs 20 million at the recently concluded auction and is eager to play under MS Dhoni once again.

Harbhajan has already played under Dhoni's supervision and is well accustomed to his extraordinary cricketing thinking. The former Mumbai Indians is really very excited to play with Dhoni and help CSK make a memorable return to the tournament.

Harbhajan added that Dhoni thinks ahead of the game and knows how to adjust to the trickiest situations, making him one of the greatest skippers in the shortest format of the game. The leg-spinner would most likely feature in the playing 11 in the inaugural contest of the 2018 IPL and is all set to entertain the CSK fans.