CSK led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni defeated reigning champions Mumbai Indians by 5 wickets to start their bid for a fourth IPL title. The match marked MS Dhoni’s return to cricketing motion after 437 days as he final performed a match in the course of the 2019 World Cup.

The IPL opener which noticed Dhoni attain milestone 100th win for CSK appears to have damaged a report for viewership as per BCCI secretary Jay Shah, who took to social media to announce the feat on Tuesday (September 22).

“Opening match of #Dream11IPL sets a new record! As per BARC, an unprecedented 20crore people tuned in to watch the match. Highest ever opening day viewership for any sporting league in any country- no league has ever opened as big as this,” Shah wrote on Twitter.

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