It was believed since the start of this IPL season that this might be MS Dhoni’s last season in professional cricket and he might bid adieu to the game after this season, but not only Dhoni himself, but India Cements which owns CSK has also made it pretty clear that the CSK skipper will continue playing beyond this season and might actually feature in the IPL for “next few years”.
MS Dhoni was speaking in a virtual event which was organised for the completion of 75 years of India Cements and when he was asked if the fans would get an opportunity to bid him farewell, Dhoni said they definitely would get the opportunity because he’s hoping to play his last game in Chennai. If that was not the hint enough that Dhoni would go beyond the current IPL season, one of the India Cements officials confirmed it to Cricbuzz today.
“We are going to retain MS Dhoni, he will be there next year and maybe a few more years. Nothing has been decided yet, all he said was fans can see his farewell match in Chennai. There is no way to conclude that next year is his last one,” the India Cements official was quoted as saying.
Dhoni has not scored runs fluently this season, but CSK has been doing well
While Dhoni has not been at his best with the bat this IPL season, CSK has been doing extremely well under his leadership, and they are currently sitting at the second position in the points table. They have one league game in hand against Punjab Kings and if they win that game, they might finish in the top 2 in the points’ table, which will give them two chances in the playoff round to qualify for the final.
CSK has already won 3 IPL titles and 2 Champions League titles under the captaincy of Dhoni and apart from that, they have qualified for the playoffs 11 out of 12 times they have participated in the IPL. These numbers clearly suggest that the men in yellow have probably been the most consistent IPL team of all time.