MS Dhoni, a former captain of India, has begun his IPL 2023 preparations. He can be seen training in several of his videos, many of which are trending on social media. During this time, MS Dhoni received a request to participate in a different T20 competition. In relation to MS Dhoni, former South African captain Graeme Smith made a significant statement that is making waves in the cricket world.
Graeme Smith offered to play in the SA20 league
According to former South African captain Graeme Smith, the charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a sincere desire to participate in the South Africa T20 League (SA20) following the Indian Premier League (IPL). Smith is the SA20 commissioner and South Africa’s most successful skipper.
IPL franchises own each of the six participating teams in this competition. After retiring from international cricket in 2020, Dhoni continued to play in the IPL. He is currently ineligible to play in a foreign league because of his IPL participation. In the inaugural SA20 competition, there are no Indian competitors. Let us inform you that the BCCI (Indian Cricket Board) forbids its active players from competing in overseas leagues.
Graeme Smith is crazy about MS Dhoni
It would be amazing to have someone like Dhoni participating in the league, Graeme Smith observed in a chat with the media. We respect the BCCI’s choice. We communicate with them frequently and have an excellent working relationship with them. We also learn from them. He has a tonne of expertise setting up events this size.
We will work to connect them (retired Indian players) with the league, as far as we are concerned. A fierce cricket league is something we want to establish. For a player like Dhoni to join our league, it will be crucial. I’ll speak with him when I have the chance.