MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings has performed pretty well in the IPL 2021 and has qualified for play-offs. There is no denying the fact that CSK is certainly a strong contender for winning the league which will be the team’s fourth title win.
The skipper MS Dhoni is not in a good form with bat as he has scored only 84 runs in the 13 matches that he has played which is far below the standards of the 40 years old wicketkeeper-batsman. Critics have slammed Dhoni for his performance with bat many times and there have also been some rumours that this may be Mahi’s last IPL.
However recently during a virtual interaction with his fans, MS Dhoni quashed all the rumours of his retirement from the IPL after the current season and gave a hint that we would see him play in the next season as well. Dhoni tells his fans that hopefully they will get a chance to give him farewell in Chennai where he will like to play his last match and will also be able to meet all his fans. This statement from Mahi brought smiles on many faces.
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MS Dhoni is certainly one of the most successful Indian skippers as he is the only skipper to win all the three ICC titles – 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, 2011 ICC World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He is also the second most successful skipper of the IPL after Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians as CSK has won the IPL title three times.
Though MS Dhoni is not in his prime with the bat, it has not affected the prospects of his team as he has been pretty wonderful as far as captaincy is concerned and at the moment, CSK is at the second spot in the IPL points table with 9 wins in the 13 matches that it has played.
The IPL mega auction is scheduled next year and it will be interesting to see whether CSK will retain Dhoni or he will also go in the auction pool as the franchises are allowed to retain only few players.