CSK is one of the most successful franchises in the IPL and they have won the title thrice and they also hold numerous records to their name. However, they were hit severely during the two-year ban. It was purely magic to see them rise from the ashes and soar up high again.
Speaking among students at the IIT Madras delivering the 37th Endowment Lecture on Leadership in Turbulent Times, former BCCI president and the owner of CSK, Srinivasan spoke of his hard times.
"Cricket was supposed to be a gentleman's game. But the way the onslaught on CSK and me happened, there was only one thread in common: attack Srinivasan. The attack was severe and pointed. We were put under the gun," he said.
However, he said that he never buckled down. “Turbulence can hit anybody. Dhoni and CSK dealt with it on merit and with coldblooded focus and it took us to victory,” he added.