Fans are getting crazy for IPL nowadays. In an understandable display of his passion and love towards Chennai Super Kings and its captain cool M.S. Dhoni, an ardent fan from Arangur near Thittakudi in Cuddalore district has painted his house yellow along with the logo of CSK. R. Gopikrishnan, a Forex trader working in Dubai has been a die-hard fan of Dhoni since the year 2008. Although he was staying close to the stadium in Dubai where the Indian Premier League (IPL) matches are being hosted, Mr. Gopikrishnan could not see the matches at the stadium due to the ongoing pandemic and the prohibition on spectators.
He informed a leading daily, “I realized that I will not be able to cheer Dhoni and the Home Team during the matches. I returned to my hometown, Thittakudi, dejected.” “I was renovating my house and that’s when I decided to paint my house in yellow with the logo of CSK. My parents, who are also cricket fans, agreed immediately,” Mr. Gopikrishnan added.
The trader said, “A number of fans were criticizing and making adverse remarks about Dhoni for his performance in the ongoing IPL. With a view to ensuring that all the negative comments were nullified and to spread positivity, I decided to paint the house,” he said. Mr. Gopikrishnan paid ₹1.5 lakh to paint the house in yellow. Dhoni’s photos were painted on the front, while the CSK logo has been painted on the side walls with the message ‘#Home of Dhoni Fan’ at the door. The work was completed in two days and has now grabbed the attention of local residents.