The Chennai Super Kings performed a special puja for the IPL trophy at the Tirupathi Temple after their epic last-ball win against the Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League final. The MS Dhoni-led team defeated the Gujarat Titans by five wickets. Photos from the ceremony have gone viral. The Chennai Super Kings have tied with Mumbai Indians for the most number of tournament wins with their fifth IPL trophy. They lifted the title in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, and this year.
The IPL 2023 final was delayed by a day due to heavy rains in Ahmedabad preventing the teams from even completing the toss on Sunday. The match was pushed to Monday with a slight risk of rain present. Gujarat Titans went to bat first after Chennai won the toss and decided to bowl. The team managed to put up an impressive total of 214/4, helped in part by Sai Sudharsan’s 94. A brief spell of rain delayed CSK’s innings and saw its target reduced to 171.
A great opening performance by openers Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad got the ball rolling. Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, and Shivam Dube helped close the gap to the target before Ravindra Jadeja sent off a couple of boundaries to seal the win. Twitter users were left super impressed by Chennai Super Kings’ tradition.