MS Dhoni on 2021 IPL:
Dhoni in the match between CSK and KXIP cleared the rumors about his last game in IPL. During the toss, former New Zealand cricketer and present commentator asked Dhoni after winning the toss, if this is going to be his last appearance in IPL. Dhoni firmly had two words simple answer “Definitely Not.”
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Danny Morrison: Could this be MSD your last game ever in Yellow?
MS Dhoni: “Definitely Not.”
MS Dhoni and Co. did not have a great season this year, probably the worst. CSK is already out of the tournament and will play their last game of the 2020 edition of IPL today. This is the most unusual yeat for the CSK franchise this year, this is the first time in 13 years of IPL that MS Dhoni and Co. will not be a part of Qualifiers.
Chennai Super Kings, definitely this year were not at their best. Also, MS Dhoni, this year is still quite with the bat. He has just 200 runs under his belt in 13 games. This led the fans into rumors that this is probably the last year of MS Dhoni in yellow.
Earlier, this year MS Dhoni announced silent retirement from International cricket(ODI and T20I). Dhoni has himself cleared that he felt a bit undercooked. He has not played a single game since last Cricket World Cup(ODI) and then COVID locked them inside their houses, so they have been away from the field for a long time now.
CSK CEO previously clarified that Dhoni will be in the Yellow squad in 2021 IPL too.
“Yes, definitely. I am very confident that Dhoni will lead CSK in 2021. He has won three titles for us in the IPL. This is the first year we have not qualified for the playoffs. No other team has done that. One bad year does not mean we will have to change everything,” K Viswanathan to TOI.