End of IPL journey:
True to form, MS Dhoni is good to go to end his Indian Premier League (IPL) ) journey as a player in the forthcoming sixteenth release of the tournament. The marquee tournament will launch with Chennai Super Rulers (CSK) taking on reigning champs Gujarat Titans in the initial game.
As per a report, in the event that CSK quits arriving at the end of the season games, Thala Dhoni will play his last IPL game at the Chepauk arena in Chennai against Kolkata Knight Riders on May 14. Notwithstanding, the previous India commander will without a doubt hope to say goodbye to the association on a high note by securing the fifth prize for his group and giving fans motivation to celebrate.
CSK official statement:
“Yes, it will be MS’s last season as a player. That is what we know so far. But of course, it’s his decision. He hasn’t officially communicated to the management that he will go into retirement. It is a special occasion for all CSK fans as IPL returns to Chennai. But it will be a sad moment if Dhoni plays his final season,” a CSK official.
The World Cup-winning skipper and also game-finisher has been driving the CSK side since the debut season in 2008, barring the two years suspension the establishment confronted. In the last IPL season, Dhoni gave over the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja, taking into account the fate of the club post his retirement. Yet again however Jadeja was disappointed, and the 41-year-old Ranchi cricketer needed to step into the job of captain in the season.
CSK captaincy issue:
The captaincy issue for the CSK actually exists, and they will make an honest effort to track down a substitution for Dhoni straightaway. The two potential choices the club would take a gander at for the captain’s post are Ben Stokes and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Be that as it may, Stirs up’s bustling timetable could govern him out of the race as he would likewise leave the CSK camp in the impending season before the end of the season games to lead the Britain Test side against Ireland.
Discussing Stokes and Gaikwad’s captaincy probability, the CSK official further let know that in the event that Stirs up doesn’t get NOC one year from now, it will be an issue.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) statement:
“Of course, we are very happy getting Ben Stokes. He is not just a match-winner but also a great leader. It’s MS’s call on who he will name his successor. With foreign players leading in IPL, there is always the problem of combination. Plus, all-rounders are always tricky customers to handle. If Ben doesn’t get a NOC next year, it will be a problem. So, one can never rule out a young Ruturaj.”