Without intending any puns, it must be said that Chennai Super Kings appeared to age significantly through the course of last year’s IPL.
Doubts regarding their ability to challenge for top honours date back to 2018, but they responded with a title win in MS Dhoni’s best season, and followed it with a final appearance in 2019.
But, 2020 felt different.
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— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 10, 2021