While many expressed their despair, others said they would find a way to go to Pune to catch the men in yellow in action.

You can take CSK out of the den but not our hearts Fans express grief on social mediaPTI photo
news IPL 2018 Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 15:51

It was heartbreak for many die-hard Chennai Super Kings fans after the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) announced that the city will not host any Indian Premier League matches. This owing to security concerns following the massive protests by several parties and groups demanding that matches not be held when the state is in distress over the Cauvery water sharing issue.

Pune will now be the new home ground for CSK, the BCCI announcement came on Thursday.  

While a number of people welcomed the move to shift the venue, many CSK fans were left disappointed considering the fact that the MS Dhoni-led team had just returned to the IPL after a two-year suspension. While expressing their grief on social media platforms like Twitter, many also promised to support the team regardless of where they play.

Many questioned the fairness and the purpose of the move and slammed the government, questioning how this step would solve the Cauvery issue. They wondered why only cricket was being targeted, while other sources of entertainment such as films had been spared.

Twitterati also targeted Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan for saying that the IPL should not be held in Chennai.  

Some people asked what those people who earn a living by selling items near the stadium would now do.

Some apologised for the protests that rocked Chennai’s Anna Salai before the match. There were disturbances during the match too and a pair of shoes were thrown into the ground, and 6 Naam Tamizhar protestors were arrested.

Even Facebook isn’t far behind, with people sharing stories and memes expressing discontent to vent out their emotions.  

 

Faf has been rested cuz of finger injury Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the tourney Matches have been Shifted :(...

Posted by Chennai Super Kings No.1 Team on Wednesday, 11 April 2018
 

You stopped #IPL to oppose the central Govt... If you dare, Try stopping the Defence Expo which is happening in #Chennai.... #csk #cauverymanagementboard #cheap_politicians

Posted by Chennai Super Kings No.1 Team on Wednesday, 11 April 2018

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