His romance with the city began more than six years ago. On Wednesday, the super bond between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Chennai will add another chapter as Chennaiyin FC make their Indian Super League football debut against FC Goa - co-owned by Indian cricket's pin-up boy, Virat Kohli. (Also read: Owning an ISL team not a hasty decision, says Kohli)
A die-hard football fan, Dhoni is excited to watch Chennaiyin FC test their mettle for the first time as a team. The co-owner of the side urged fans to pledge their allegiance to the side.
"Just a few hours before the 1st game, send in your warm wishes," he tweeted on Wednesday morning. The contest against Kohli's team though is not expected to be a walk in the park. (Related: MS Dhoni no Match for Del Piero)