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MS Dhoni might return to CSK in IPL 2025, but as a mentor

MS Dhoni might return to CSK in IPL 2025, but as a mentor

Dhoni's future association with CSK signifies a new chapter, one that promises to leverage his leadership and expertise to groom future generations of cricketing stars.

While MS Dhoni’s time as a player on the Indian Premier League (IPL) field might be coming to an end, his association with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is far from over. Insiders suggest that MS Dhoni is likely to return to the franchise in the 2025 season or in the far future, but in a new role – as a mentor.

New chapter for MS Dhoni and CSK

This news by Cricbuzz comes amidst speculations about potential changes within the CSK management. There might be a move to delink the franchise from its current owner, India Cements. This shift could pave the way for a redefined role for MS Dhoni within the team.

Matthew Hayden predicts MS Dhoni shift

Former Australian cricketer Matthew Hayden, who played alongside MS Dhoni in the early years of the IPL, believes Dhoni’s playing career has likely reached its conclusion.

However, he doesn’t see this as the end of Dhoni’s journey with CSK. Hayden expects Dhoni to return next season, but in a coaching or mentoring capacity.

MS Dhoni legacy: Beyond IPL

MS Dhoni’s leadership and influence on CSK have been undeniable. He is revered as the “Thala” (leader) of the team, and his contribution goes far beyond mere statistics. Hayden acknowledges this, suggesting that Dhoni’s return as a mentor would be a natural progression, ensuring his continued guidance and support for the team.

Bittersweet farewell to Dhoni

Dhoni’s performance in the last match of CSK’s IPL 2024 campaign showcased his enduring talent, with a valiant 25 runs off just 13 balls. While it wasn’t enough to secure victory, it served as a reminder of his power-hitting prowess.

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New era for CSK

With MS Dhoni transitioning to a mentor’s role, CSK seems to be embracing a new era. His experience and cricketing wisdom will undoubtedly be invaluable assets for the team as they move forward. This shift also opens doors for the emergence of young talent within CSK, who will benefit immensely from Dhoni’s mentorship.

Dhoni’s future association with CSK signifies a new chapter, one that promises to leverage his leadership and expertise to groom future generations of cricketing stars for the Chennai Super Kings.

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