What started off casually as a way to emphasise upon ageing gracefully by the celebrities is now taking over the Internet. The #10YearChallenge on social media, including Facebook and Instagram, is a mixed bag of emotions for many. According to an expert, the 10-year challenge could be ‘GOOD’ for your mental health if you use it wisely.
All fans went crazy once their favourite star or idol posted their 10 years Challenge in social media. But how it would be if your favourite sports playing franchise posted a 10 Years Challenge ? On Thursday, the Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings tried their hands at the latest trend.
CSK returned to the league last year after serving a two-year suspension. In 2015, the Men in Yellow along with Rajasthan Royals were banned by the Supreme Court of India on corruption and match-fixing charges. But the absence made little difference as the Chennai-based outfit defied all the odds to win the title. In the process, they became just the second team after Mumbai Indians to win the IPL thrice.
The defending IPL champions shared their own version of the 10-year challenge with a video of their theme song ‘whistle podu,’ featuring their talismanic skipper MS Dhoni.
“Social media challenge fads come and go. But this…is us. Now…and always. #WhistlePodu turns 10. #10YearChallenge,” wrote Chennai Super Kings on Twitter sharing the 2009 and the latest version of whistle podu song.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) January 17, 2019
The three-time IPL champions, who are known for retaining the core of the team, have yet again put their trust on the core and retained their experienced players. Before the auction, they released three players. England pacer Mark Wood was let go of along with two domestic players Kanishk Seth and Kshitiz Sharma.
Check out the reactions the post received :
— Gayathri (@Yath_lol) January 17, 2019
👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👌always thala the massssss 😘😘waiting for ipl 👍
— BDhovi (@BDhovi) January 17, 2019
— Dheeraj Thakur Sahab (@Dheeraj12929905) January 17, 2019
With already a strong squad at their disposal, the Super Kings did some smart business in the auction for the upcoming season. They bought Mohit Sharma and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the auction for Rs 5 crore and 20 lakh respectively to complete their squad which looks much more balanced now.
Meanwhile, this year’s IPL will get underway on March 23.