Chennai: MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have a massive fan base in Tamil Nadu and across India. Also, there are supporters in other countries as well. Now, there is another IPL team which has gained popularity in CSK’s den, that is the Rohit Sharma captained Mumbai Indians (MI).

Last month, ‘Mumbai Indians Tamil Nadu Fan Club’ was launched in the state. “Happy to Release @MIFansClubTN , The Official MI Fans Club From Tamilnadu (sic),” they wrote on their Twitter handle on August 9.

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On Saturday (September 12), exactly one week before the start of IPL 2020, MI’s Tamil Nadu fan club tweeted a mashup video of the ‘men in blue’s moments from IPL and wrote, “Get Ready @mipaltan.”

Over the years in the IPL, CSK and MI have fought hard on the cricket field. Now, they are set to resume the rivalry. They will face off in the opening game of IPL 2020 in Abu Dhabi on September 19.

Amid this rivalry, a fan club in CSK’s home state is something interesting. The Twitter handle has over 3,000 followers. On Saturday, they announced #MITrendOn6PM.

It will be interesting to see what CSK fans in Tamil Nadu come up with. MI ‘icon’ Sachin Tendulkar has a massive fan following not only in India but abroad as well. Tendulkar and Rohit’s popularity could be the reason behind someone starting a fan club in Tamil Nadu.

Last month, fans from Tamil Nadu had a Tendulkar trend on Twitter to celebrate the Master Blaster’s three decades of scoring his maiden international ton in 1990.

A fan club for an IPL team in a rival franchise’s state could be the first of its kind and it definitely shows MI’s connect with their fans.