Balaji was on Star Sports panel with S. Badrinath and Ambati Rayadu for Game Plan In Your City show
CSK bowling coach L. Balaji is confident of a great showing by Dhoni and co. in the upcoming VIVO IPL 2018 and believes CSK can script a magical chapter in team’s glorious IPL history this season. L. Balaji along with CSK wicket-keeper batsman Ambati Rayadu and Star Sports expert for VIVO IPL 2018 S. Badrinath were on the panel of Star Sports special show Game Plan in Your City, which was shot in Chennai.
Speaking on the sidelines of the event in Chennai, Lakshmipathy Balaji, bowling coach – Chennai Super Kings said, “It gives me immense joy to see Chennai Super Kings (CSK) making a comeback in VIVO IPL 2018 under the leadership of MS Dhoni. His captaincy prowess when combined the capabilities of players like Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, and Harbhajan Singh will help Chennai Super Kings to script another magical chapter in the team’s glorious IPL history”.
He further added “CSK’s biggest strength have always been our fans. Wherever the team has visited, CSK has received support unlike any other team. Even while the team was not part of IPL in the last two years, the fans have constantly backed the team and with an initiative like Game Plan In Your City, we seek to enable our fans to come a step closer to their heroes in real life.”
The Chennai leg of Game Plan in Your City was held in Don Bosco School, Egmore. Young supporters from the school also got an opportunity to interact with their favorite stars at the event along with a chance of a lifetime to get captured on film with their heroes.
Star Sports expert for VIVO IPL 2018, S. Badrinath, speaking on the sidelines of the event said, “Game Plan is a great initiative by Star Sports that allows fans to get closer to their heroes. There is a lot of excitement amongst fans about the fact that CSK is back and initiatives like Game Plan allows the team to engage with the fans in a more evocative manner. CSK, with a mix of experienced and younger talent under MS Dhoni looks like one of the strongest contenders for VIVO IPL 2018.”
Ambati Rayudu, from Chennai Super Kings said, “It’s an honor and privilege to be a part of CSK, one of the most decorated teams in IPL. Being a part of this team will allow me to be motivated and give my best in every game. I would like to thank Star Sports for this fan engagement initiative. The ‘Yellow Army’ have always been supportive towards the team and are looking forward for an action-packed season and we hope will live up to their expectation.”
Promising to make VIVO IPL a six-month fiesta, Star Sports will travel to Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore next after mesmerizing fans from Hyderabad, Mohali, New Delhi, Jaipur and Chennai.
The 11th edition of VIVO IPL starts on Saturday, April 07, 2018 with Chennai Super Kings facing defending champions Mumbai Indians.
In addition to watching VIVO IPL in Hindi and English, fans will enjoy a deeply local experience with the addition of four regional languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Bengali in this edition of VIVO IPL 2018.