However, just before the final, a controversial image from the venue caused a stir on social media, leading to allegations of match-fixing.
The Road to the Final
The IPL 2023 season began with a captivating match between CSK and GT at the same venue. Fast forward two months, and the two teams find themselves once again face to face, this time competing for the prestigious IPL trophy.
CSK, a dominant force in the tournament’s history, is aiming for their fifth title, which would put them on par with the record of the Mumbai Indians. On the other hand, GT is determined to defend their title and become only the second team to achieve this feat in the history of the IPL.
The Controversial Image
Prior to the final, an image from the venue went viral on social media, causing a frenzy among fans. The image showed the giant screen with the words “Runner up Chennai Super Kings” displayed on it. Many fans speculated that this indicated the final’s outcome had been predetermined.
However, it is worth noting that such screens are often used for testing purposes, and a similar display might have been shown for the GT team as well. Therefore, it is crucial not to jump to conclusions based solely on this image.
This will be the third encounter between CSK and GT this season. In their first match in Ahmedabad, GT emerged victorious, beginning their title defense campaign on a high note.
However, CSK got their revenge when they hosted GT in the Qualifier 1 tie at the Chepauk, securing their place in the final and making history as the first team to do so this season. GT had to take the long route, but they showcased their resilience with a remarkable 62-run win against another formidable opponent, Delhi Capitals, in Qualifier 2.
CSK’s Remarkable Turnaround
The IPL 2023 season has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for CSK. After finishing a disappointing ninth in the previous season, MS Dhoni relinquished his captaincy early on, only to reclaim it from Ravindra Jadeja later in the campaign.
This decision sparked a remarkable turnaround for CSK, as they fought their way back to the top and secured their spot in the final. The team’s resurgence has captivated fans and showcased the indomitable spirit of the men in yellow.