MS Dhoni has changed the face of Indian cricket since his arrival with an undeniable legacy across the globe. The former Indian captain has won all cricketing accolades including taking India to triumph at World Cup 2011, 2007 T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy in 2013 and he has suddenly been set away from cricket after unsuccessful World Cup 2019.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni said to be one of the most successful captains that Indian cricket has ever got. Speculations over his retirement are running every day in and out for 38-year-old cricketer. He is yet to represent India since 2019 World Cup semi-final defeat against New Zealand.
Recently, in a tweet over former Indian captain by Virat Kohli, stormed India with the rumors that Dhoni is nearly going to announce his retirement which suddenly became headlines. After that in a pre-match conference ahead of the first T20I against South Africa, Kohli said, “I think it was a lesson for me, that the way I think, the whole world does not think that way. There was nothing that it could be taken as retirement tribute to the former Indian captain.”
“I can say only one thing”
Now, N Srinivasan, the owner of Chennai Super King which is led by MS Dhoni has given a verdict over his future in Indian cricket and the IPL. “I can say only one thing. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will only be the captain for the next IPL Chennai Super Kings next season,” said the former BCCI President as quoted by Times Now. He has led CSK in all the seasons since IPL started and became the first captain to lead an IPL team to triumph on 3 occasions.
After CSK’s return to the cash-rich league post the spot-fixing saga, the Yellow Army has been in phenomenal form. While they won the 2018 season, for a record third time, they went down to Mumbai Indians (MI) by a run to lose the IPL 2019 title. Dhoni-led Chennai is the only team to feature in the most number of IPL finals with making their way on 8 occasions in the last 12 seasons.
MS Dhoni is currently on a two-month sabbatical and is expected to be available for selection for India’s next limited-overs assignment.
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