Tiruppur Police uses MS Dhoni’s picture to spread awareness regarding social distancing

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MS Dhoni (Image Sorce: Twitter)

Whether it’s a casual meeting with a friend, dining-out with closed ones or any other daily activities, life did come to a grinding halt as the nation battled the deadly coronavirus outbreak.


As the world fights the virus, maintaining social distancing norms is the first and foremost step of precaution everyone should follow. The Governments around the world are raising awareness in different ways to make citizens understand the importance of social-distancing.

Despite all these efforts, some people are continuously disregarding the rules which have only made the situation adverse.


In an attempt to raise awareness among people, Tiruppur Police have come up with an innovative idea that instantly connects with the people of Tamil Nadu. They used MS Dhoni’s name and photo in an amusing way to spread the vital message of following social-distancing regulations amidst the global pandemic.

Thala, as Dhoni is lovingly called, enjoys immense popularity in every nook and corner of Tamil Nadu state due to his association with Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Tiruppur Police did some fantastic wordplay using the CSK talisman’s initials MSD and wrote, “maintain social distancing.”



Meanwhile, Dhoni hasn’t played professional cricket since India’s semi-final defeat against New Zealand in the 2019 ODI World Cup in England. There are speculations over his retirement, but the former Indian skipper is yet to release any official statement regarding such rumours.

The Ranchi-born was all set to feature in the 13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), originally scheduled to commence from March 29, but the COVID-19 pandemic played a spoilsport.

However, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is planning to stage the cash-rich league in the September-November window in UAE.


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