Former India captain MS Dhoni and actor Vijay recently met in Chennai. Both were at a studio for their respective shooting schedules. The Instagram account of the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) shared an image of the two highly popular celebrities together. “Master and the blaster,” CSK captioned the post. While Vijay’s movie Master received a blockbuster opening in January this year, Dhoni is lovingly called the “blaster” by his fans because of his cracking shots with the bat.
The caption of the Instagram post, which has received more than 4 lakh likes in an hour, also appeared to a play on the song ‘Master the Blaster’ featuring Vijay from the movie. The Telugu superstar was shooting for his next movie ‘Beast’ when Dhoni ran into him.
The snap was also shared on CSK’s Twitter account.
Like Vijay, Dhoni enjoys a massive following and is highly admired as CSK captain in Tamil Nadu. The cricketer’s fans call him “Thala”, meaning leader in Tamil. And Vijay is called “Thalapathy”, which also means leader or commander.
Vijay was also the brand ambassador of CSK in 2008. Seeing the “leaders” of cricket and cinema together, their fans went into a frenzy and showered praise on their “Thala” and “Thalapathy”.
“Picture of the year,” said one user.
Another user said, “Two lions meeting each other.”
“Cricket legend and cinema legend,” said a third user.
Several images of Dhoni and Vijay were shared on Twitter as well. Check some of them below.
— Pmw Studios (@PmwStudios) August 12, 2021
— George (@VijayIsMyLife) August 12, 2021
The CAMRADERIE between them pic.twitter.com/jJAiAc8TKt
— Jeya Suriya (@MSPMovieManiac) August 12, 2021
Dhoni is set to leave for the UAE later this month to participate in the remaining part of the IPL that was suspended in India in May due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, Vijay is working on ‘Beast’, in which he stars opposite Pooja Hegde.
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