Indian Premier League: MS Dhoni, CSK Physio try their hand at the Italian match. Watch | Cricket News


IPL 2021: Physio CSK revealed to be better than MS Dhoni in Bocce.© Instagram

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is finally back and is set to start from April 9. Players are currently in their respective bio-secure bubble and gearing up for IPL 2021. Franchises have kept fans well-informed with their social media handles, which also include quirky and quirky posts. In one such post that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) shared on Instagram, the team revealed another sport that captain MS Dhoni enjoys playing; adaptation of an Italian game called Bocce. The former Indian skipper was seen playing with CSK physio Tommy Simsek. The video was well received by fans and was captioned as follows: “Thala vs Tommy at a bocce match! Italian version of Goli!”

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Here is the video:

In the video, the physio CSK also explains the rules of the game. “The Italians play this game where they throw steel balls. They have a ball called the Jack. You have three or four other balls and the one who comes closest to the Jack gets a point. If two of your balls are closer than your opponent, then you get two points, ”said Simsek.

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“So we use a few cricket balls and we play Bocce; an adapted version of Bocce. It’s the first one at 11am usually.”


Also revealing that he’s better than Dhoni, he joked: “I’ve always beaten him. He’s a really good cricketer, but I’m much better at Bocce.”

CSK will face reigning Indian champions Mumbai (MI) in the season opener and aim for a better display this year, having finished seventh in 2020.

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