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IPL 2020: Fans Go Gaga as Thala Dhoni Aces Suriya's Durai 'Singam' Look

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Enigmatic cricket icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni returned to competitive action after 437 days -- a period that seemed an eternity to his fans -- with an unusual beard that would be something between a goatee and full-grown one, and a new hairstyle. Netizens compared his look with Kollywood actor Suriya's look in the movie 'Singam'.  (Image: Instagram)

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Dhoni looked a little heavier, but his wicket-keeping was spot-on as he grabbed two catches and didn't concede a single bye in Mumbai Indians' 162/9 in the IPL opener against Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi. (Image: Instagram)

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And when the TV ran commercials between the overs, 39-year-old Dhoni made his presence felt in that space too. (Image: Instagram)

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Dhoni seemed to be appearing in every second advertisement, for different products and in different looks -- from endorsing mutual funds to a fantasy sports app. (Image: Instagram)

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When Dhoni took the field for the CSK in Abu Dhabi on September 19, he was 39 years and 37 days. (Image: Instagram)

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Chennai Super Kings' defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the opening match of the IPL 2020.  (Image: Instagram)

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With this, Dhoni became the first skipped in IPL to record 100 wins as leader of a franchise.

Here we take a look at some of MSD's pictures that made it to social media from the match against Mumbai Indians. (Image: Instagram)

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MS Dhoni is all smiles during the march against Mumbai Indians. (Image: Instagram)

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Sam Curran and MS Dhoni celebrate a wicket. (Image: Instagram)

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MS Dhoni during the opening match of the IPL 2020 against Mumbai Indians. (Image: Instagram)

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Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni poses with CSK Team Manager Russel in the dressing room post their win against Mumbai Indians. (Image: Twitter)

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MS Dhoni gestures during a match against Mumbai Indians in UAE. (Image: Twitter)


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