Chennai, May 23: It's celebration time in Chennai and Tamil Nadu. After former chief minister J Jayalalithaa stepped out of her residence on Friday afternoon, 217 days since her conviction in the disproportionate assets (DA) case, and met Governor K Rosaiah to stake claim, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made the finals of the Indian Premier League 2015 (IPL 8) in the night by defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Ranchi by 3 wickets.
On Saturday, Jayalalithaa took oath as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu for the fifth time, following her acquittal in the Karnataka High Court on May 11. A number of dignitaries, including filmstar Rajinikanth and former BCCI chief N Srinivasan were present at her swearing-in ceremony.
On Sunday, the CSK led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni will take on the Mumbai Indians in the title clash of IPL 8 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This is the sixth appearance of the CSK in the IPL finals in eight years, a record that has little parallel. CSK will look to avenge the defeat in the 2013 final of the IPL against the MI at the same ground.
If Dhoni's team succeeds in lifting their third IPL trophy, it will be a super weekend for the people of Chennai and Tamil Nadu.