What is the meaning of thala, Why is MS Dhoni called Thala?

By Kaif - February 9, 2024 - Last updated on Feb 09, 2024 05:40 PM
What is the meaning of thala, Why is MS Dhoni called Thala?

While playing for Chennai Super Kings in IPL, MS Dhoni got a special name 'Thala'. This word has become synonymous with MS Dhoni. When MS Dhoni's name is mentioned, most of the word Thala is associated with it. However, many people still do not know what the word Thala means and why MS Dhoni is called Thala? So let's know about it

What is the meaning of thala

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Thala is a Tamil word, In Tamil language 'Thala' means 'head' or 'leader'. Apart from the leader, Thala also means 'one who fights against adverse circumstances and achieves success' or 'a person who is known for his simplicity'. MS Dhoni was called Thala because he has been the captain of this franchise since the first season of IPL. CSK's performance under the leadership of Dhoni has been unmatched.

Why is MS Dhoni called Thala?

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Thala is a Tamil word, which means leader or chief. MS Dhoni was called Thala because he has been the captain of this franchise since the first season of IPL. CSK's performance under the leadership of Dhoni has been unmatched. Yellow Brigade won the IPL title 5 times, also won the Champions League title. Last time CSK won the 2023 IPL under the leadership of Dhoni.

Dhoni is known for bringing out the best in players. They have excellent leadership qualities, due to which Mahi got the word Thala. MS Dhoni's CSK team performed poorly only in IPL 2020, after which Chennai Super Kings has won the final twice.

Also Read: IPL 2024: CSK Reveiled MS Dhoni's New Jersey For Upcoming Season

CSK performance under the captaincy of MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings is the team that has made it to the IPL playoffs the maximum number of times, 12 times. Chennai has played only 14 seasons in IPL so far and in this the team failed to qualify for the playoffs only twice. CSK had made it to the playoffs in 2008 i.e. the very first season of IPL. That Chennai had traveled till the finals. However, the team had to face defeat in the title match against Rajasthan Royals.

  • IPL 2008 (Runnerup)
  • IPL 2009 (Playoffs)
  • IPL 2010 (Winner)
  • IPL 2011 (Winner)
  • IPL 2012 (Runnerup)
  • IPL 2013 (Runnerup)
  • IPL 2014 (Playoffs)
  • IPL 2015 (Runnerup)
  • IPL 2018 (Winner)
  • IPL 2019 (Runnerup)
  • IPL 2021 (Winner)
  • IPL 2023 (Winner)

Also Read: Why CSK Banned For 2 Years

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