As MS Dhoni returned at MA Chidambaram Stadium as captain of Chennai Super Kings after a gap of two years due to suspension, daughter of wicketkeeper-batsman Ziva appeared cheering and waving the yellow flag during CSK's IPL 2018 match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday.
Dressed in vibrant yellow, Ziva was accompanied by Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni. While cheering her daddy's team, Ziva looked so adorable that even opposition team over Shah Rukh Khan couldn't resist and went to get clicked with the former India captain's daughter.
Amidst strong protests against holding the IPL match on the issue of Cauvery waters issue, the outing between the CSK and KKR began on Tuesday night. However, an unprecedented security was beefed up for the cricket match.
After a lot of traffic restrictions around the stadium and the arrival of the teams accompanied by tight security, the toss for the game was taken at 7.43 pm, a delay of 13 minutes.
Dhoni won the toss and elected to field against KKR in the IPL game marred by Cauvery protests in Chennai on Tuesday.
Life in several parts of the city was thrown out of gear after many Tamil outfits staged protests against the holding of IPL matches in Chepauk stadium to demand a Cauvery Management Board from the Centre.
CSK, who rode on Dwayne Bravo's whirlwind 30-ball 68 to beat Mumbai Indians dramatically by one wicket, are playing at home after serving a two-ban after the spot-fixing scandal which rocked the cash-rich tournament in 2013.
KKR, meanwhile, registered a comfortable four-wicket victory against Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their opening game at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Led by their new captain Dinesh Karthik, the visitors have a fresh look to their team after the IPL auctions.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Vinay Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Tom Curran, Kuldeep Yadav
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur
(With IANS inputs)