The captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), MS Dhoni, continues to command attention throughout the current Indian Premier League (IPL) season. Everywhere CSK is playing this season, the fans are looking forward to a special strike from him, and because of Dhoni, the team is receiving a tonne of support even on the road. Many believe that after this season, the seasoned stumper will also retire from the IPL.
However, according to CSK head coach Stephen Fleming, the 41-year-old hasn't yet made any explicit statements to him or the team about his impending retirement. “No, he hasn't indicated anything,” Fleming stated in the post-game news conference on Sunday night after the CSK vs. PBKS match. Since Dhoni mentioned that the Kolkata Knight Riders fans would bid him farewell after the game, rumours about his impending retirement are rampant.
“I'll simply thank everyone for their support; they showed up in great numbers. Next time, the majority of these players will wear KKR jerseys. Thanks a lot to the audience; they're trying to bid me goodbye,” Dhoni had stated. Additionally, earlier in the season, after a game at CSK's home stadium Chepauk, MS Dhoni revealed to Harsha Bhogle that this is the final chapter of his career.
“However long I play, this is the end of the road for my career. The supporters have had the chance to watch here for the last two years, and it feels fantastic to be there. We've received a lot of love and support from the audience. There aren't enough opportunities to bat, but the CSK skipper didn't voice any objections. Even if the CSK captain prefers to keep his cards close to his chest, the supporters won't object if he skips the toss in IPL 2024. However, MS Dhoni will initially concentrate on assisting CSK in this season's playoff qualification.