As Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals locked horns on the field in their second IPL match, it was the visitors who stole the show at Firoz Shah Kotla by winning the game with six wickets to spare. And as the yellow brigade garnered all the attention on the field, it was captain MS Dhoni’s daughter Ziva who won hearts off it.
Ziva, who is a regular at most CSK matches with her mother Sakshi Dhoni, was filmed shouting from the stands, “Paaapaaaaa, come on papaa!”. Her adorable video rooting for her father is going viral, melting hearts and winning love online.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) March 26, 2019
In another video shared by IPL’s official Twitter handle, the little one is seen supporting her father while he was batting saying, “Go Pappaaa”.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) March 26, 2019
Fans online just have one thing to say seeing the videos, “Cuteness Overload!”
Best thing on internet today 🤗 https://t.co/knKNxcQarr
— Subhajit Basak (@urbanpoorguy) March 27, 2019
Made my morning, day and every moment ❤😍 https://t.co/KxDv7mg5vI
— SouDipp ChatterJjEe (@SOUD1PP) March 27, 2019
— sathishkumar (@thedumeel) March 27, 2019
— satish kumar (@satishcheerful) March 27, 2019
This should be CSK’s anthem no? https://t.co/VmF4t2HW3i
— Sameer (@howzzaat) March 27, 2019
— UDay🇮🇳 (@udayaprakash2) March 27, 2019
— Sir Jadeja fan (@SirJadeja) March 26, 2019
😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 WHAT CUTENESS https://t.co/U3mHMn7b1A
— n o o s h k i e 👻 (@nooshkapoor) March 26, 2019
Daddy’s lil girl always 😘😘 https://t.co/CpGmL9KJDX
— Bushra (@bubblybushy) March 26, 2019
— japan bhatt (@JapanBhatt) March 26, 2019
As Dhoni’s men set up the ground to win the game with much ease, one excited fan even breached security to touch the CSK skipper’s feet. Chennai Super Kings comfortably chased down a target of 148 to condemn Delhi Capitals to a defeat in their first home game of the season. CSK were always in control of the game as Shane Watson (44 off 26 balls) and Suresh Raina (30 off 16 balls) set up the game for an easy chase. However, the defending champions took the match down to the last over, courtesy of some slow batting by MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav before Dwayne Bravo hit the winning runs.