Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralitharan said that he is looking forward to working again with the Chennai Super Kings franchise in the IPL after the former champions’ two-year suspension came to an end earlier this week.The world’s leading wicket-taker has been part of the Sunrisers Hyderabad coaching setup in the recent seasons alongside Tom Moody and VVS Laxman but made no secret about his love for CSK.
“I have been associated with the team for quite a long time. But in the near future, if I again get an opportunity to work with CSK, I will enthusiastically do it,” he said. It comes hardly as a surprise considering how at ease he feels in the state of Tamil Nadu and especially Chennai. “I always prefer to be here. My grand parents are from Namakkal and I am also, right now, doing business in Tiruchirappalli. Many of my relatives are also from the state.”
The second edition of the TNPL will be held from July 22 to August 20 and will see 32 matches being played across three venues with the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai hosting the final. Muralitharan will be part of the Veerans coaching setup who has named B Arun as the side’s head coach.