Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again showed his kiddish self as a fan tried to catch hold of him during Chennai Super Kings' practice game at the Chepauk on Sunday.
Dhoni, who was a part of the game, was seen enjoying his time and running around and hiding behind Lakshmipathy Balaji before finally meeting the fan as other CSK officials closed on the intruder and caught him.
A 12000-strong crowd turned out to see the Men in Yellow train ahead of the IPL 2019 opener, where CSK will take on Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23.
This is not the first thing this has happened as Dhoni did the same during the Australia series when a fan ran on to the field to catch him. In the IPL as well, fans have ran on to the field to shake hands, hug or touch Dhoni's feet in the middle of a match.
During the practice session, Dhoni trained for about an hour, sending deliveries into the stands at regular intervals. None of the foreign players in the squad were present on the day.
Only one half of the Twenty-20 game was played and Batting Lions had a hit with the willow. Murali Vijay (32) and Ambati Rayudu (40) opened the innings, with the latter donning the role of an accelerator.
Rayudu, who smashed five boundaries and a solitary six during his 23-ball stay, was sent back in the 7th over. He was caught off the bowling of veteran Harbhajan Singh.
The hugely popular Suresh Raina (56), coming in at number three, was the only batter to post a half-century. The team ended the innings at 199 for five.
Shardul Thakur was the best bowler, scalping two wickets, while Harbhajan, Karn and Deepak Chahar took one each.
The three stands C, D and E were open to the public and the members of the fan club were also present in good numbers.