Vivo Indian Premier League 2019 begins only on March 23, but the frenzy has already started in Chennai.
The den of the defending champions Chennai Super Kings, MA Chidambaram stadium, saw a packed house for practice game ahead of the mega event.
Chepauk reverberated to chants of the CSK stars as close to 12000 thala fans filled up the three stands opened to spectators on Sunday for defending champions Chennai Super Kings squad ahead of the upcoming mega event.
CSK will host Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL-12 tournament opener in Chennai. The venue saw only one match last season as CSK were forced to shift their home games to Pune following political protests in Chennai.