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Dhoni opens up about CSK’s suspension for the FIRST time!

March 12, 2019 | 10:33 IST | Editorial |

The IPL is the biggest of all leagues in the World and Chennai Super Kings is one of the biggest and most loved team. The Dhoni-led the Chennai franchise to its third IPL title in 2018, making it a dream return to the competition after the team served out a two-year ban for its management’s role in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal.

MS Dhoni never spoke about the incident so far but in the 45-second promotional video of the ‘Roar of the Lion’ documentary, Dhoni quotes that, Match-fixing is the biggest crime he can commit.

“The biggest crime that I can commit is not a murder, it is actually match-fixing,” Mahendra Singh Dhoni quotes for the documentary which will be released on March 20. The documentary focuses on Chennai Super Kings’ fairy tale IPL comeback last year, following a two-year suspension for spot-fixing.

“The team was involved, I was accused too. It was a tough phase for all of us. Fans felt that the punishment was harsh. Coming back was an emotional moment and I have always said, what doesn’t kill you makes you strong,” says Dhoni.

In July 2015, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the IPL for two years for betting activities of their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra during the 2013 season. Both the officials were banned for life from being involved in any cricket matches conducted by the BCCI.

The Chennai Super Kings will open their 2019 run against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai on March 23.