Throwback: When Ziva Dhoni switched sides and cheered for Mumbai Indians, leaving Rohit in splits – watch – Times Now

When Ziva cheered for MI leaving Rohit in splits - watch

When Ziva cheered for MI leaving Rohit in splits. Photo | Video grab& 

Key Highlights

  • CSK and MI have been two of the strongest sides in IPL history
  • CSK-MI rivalry has produced some enthralling encounters in the past
  • During IPL 2018, Ziva Dhoni cheered for MI leaving Rohit Sharma in splits

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) have been two of the strongest sides in IPL history. It can be evident from the fact that out of the 13 completed IPL seasons, MI and CSK have won the title for a mammoth 8 times combined. 

CSK and MI’s rivalry is also one for the ages. Ever since IPL began, the CSK-MI loyalists have been at loggerheads. Though MI have now become the most successful IPL team with 5 titles, as opposed to CSK’s 3, they had won IPL 2019 final by a run against the Yellow Army; showcasing the narrow gap between the two franchises.

Both MI and CSK dugouts are filled with star players, including the respective families of MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. While Ziva Dhoni has made her presence felt since IPL 2018, there was an incident when she cheered for the MI camp leaving captain Rohit in splits.

Rohit had shared the video from his official Twitter handle, in July 2018, and even tagged Sakshi and Dhoni.

He tweeted saying, “We have a new @mipaltan fan in the house yo!! @msdhoni @SaakshiSRawat”

Since IPL 2020, Ziva and Sakshi haven’t been a part of the CSK dugout. However, they continue to support the three-time champions from home whereas Rohit’s wife Ritika Sajdeh and daughter Samaira were part of the MI’s bio-bubble in IPL 2020 and also during the first phase of IPL 2021.


Talking about IPL 2021, the first phase saw CSK end at the second spot whereas the defending champions MI started to gain some momentum and were at the fourth spot when the tournament got affected by the surge in Covid cases in India and in IPL teams’ bio-bubbles. The second phase will be held from September 19 – October 15 in the UAE. 

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