The 9th season of Indian Premium League (IPL) has been started from 9th April 2016. The 1st match of IPL 9 was played between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiants. This match was won Rising Pune Supergiants by 9 wickets.
The captain of RPS is Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is playing the 9th season of IPL, said he felt emotional while stepping into the field in their IPL opener against MI without wearing the Chennai Super Kings jersey.
Two teams of IPL – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are suspended for two years due to a betting and spot-fixing scandal. These two teams will not play IPL matches till 2017 as they are banned.
MS Dhoni said to reporters that “As I said it was, I knew I would play for the Pune team but the actual moment comes when you start walking with the team-sheet in your hand till that point of times it’s only practice and everything.”
“It was a very emotional moment. Since I have started playing T20 cricket represented the Indian cricket team, Jharkhand team in few tournaments and CSK for eight years. So it was an emotional moment not to see myself in yellow. But at the same time as professionals, we have to move ahead and also not to prove to anyone but to prove a point to myself that I am making sure whatever I gave in for CSK, I am not leaving any inch that I am not giving for the RPS team,” he added.