Dhoni, who performs for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), has been depicted in‘Bommalattam’ — a type of 18th century puppetry artwork standard in Tamil Nadu — that narrates the story of Ramayana with the assistance of puppets. An in depth modern of Bommalattam is Karnataka’s Togalu Gombeyata, which is the artwork type wherein Virat Kohli (who’s enjoying for Royal Challengers Bangalore) has been depicted. ‘Just like a puppeteer who stands behind the curtains and runs the show, ‘Thala’ (which suggests chief and is Dhoni’s nickname in Chennai) could be seen doing the identical behind the stumps,” stated Sriram Sabhapathy from the Last Bench Studio in Bangalore, that has conceptualised the sequence.
Likewise, the artists have imagined batsman Rohit Sharma in Maharashtra’s Warli portray model whereas Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russel has been visualised in Bengal’s Kalighat model. Stating that their work was not sponsored by any of the IPL groups, Sabhapathy stated, “However, a few of the teams saw the work we’ve done and appreciated it.” He added that the thought gave them an opportunity to lift the reason for the folks artists who’ve suffered immensely because of the coronavirus pandemic.