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IPL 2021: Best possible news for CSK fans, Dhoni not retiring anytime soon, will play IPL 2022

IPL 2021: Best possible news for CSK fans, Dhoni not retiring anytime soon, will play IPL 2022

IPL 2021 – MS Dhoni to play IPL 2022? This can be considered as the biggest news for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans. MS Dhoni is all set to play another season of IPL in 2022. It was being speculated that IPL 2021 can be the last season for Dhoni but the CSK captain has […]

IPL 2021 – MS Dhoni to play IPL 2022? This can be considered as the biggest news for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans. MS Dhoni is all set to play another season of IPL in 2022. It was being speculated that IPL 2021 can be the last season for Dhoni but the CSK captain has confirmed that he is likely to ‘play his farewell match in Chepauk’. This clearly hints that Dhoni will play IPL 2022.

Later, an India Cements official confirmed to Cricbuzz that CSK will retain MS Dhoni and the former Indian captain won’t go on the auction.

“Of course, we are going to retain him. He will be there next year and who knows a few more years too. Nothing has been decided and all he said was that fans can see his farewell match in Chennai. There is no way to conclude that it will be next year itself,” the India Cements official, who attended the virtual event, told Cricbuzz.

IPL 2021: Best possible news for CSK fans, Dhoni not retiring anytime soon, will play IPL 2022

During one of the event, when asked by one of the India Cements dealers as to why he didn’t wait for a farewell match for India before announcing his international retirement on August 15, 2020, the CSK captain said: “There couldn’t have been a better day to make the announcement. And you will get a chance for a farewell match hopefully when I play for CSK in Chennai.”

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IPL 2021: CSK captain MS Dhoni makes huge claim, wants to play farewell game at Chepauk

IPL 2021 – MS Dhoni to play IPL 2022? The former Indian captain was expected to hang his boots after the end of the current season, with Dhoni entering his 40s and his returns with the bat dwindling. Dhoni’s international retirement was unforeseen, but the CSK captain wants to feature in front of the Chepauk, where he hasn’t played since 2019.

The CSK captain said, “When it comes to farewell, you can still come and see play me for CSK and that can be my farewell game. So, you will still get that opportunity to bid me farewell. Hopefully, we will come to see Chennai and play my last game over there and we can meet fans there.”

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IPL 2021: CSK captain MS Dhoni makes huge claim, wants to play farewell game at Chepauk

  • MS Dhoni has been with Chennai since the inception of the IPL, with two seasons in Puen while the franchise were banned.
  • The former Indian captain has led the team to three IPL titles and is one of the most successful captains in tournament history.
  • Chennai has been Dhoni’s adopted home, with the fans fondly hailing him as “Thala” making him one of the biggest celebrity attractions for the city.
  • Dhoni’s farewell for India was abrupt, but a final game at Chennai will offer him a chance to bid goodbye in front of the fans.

IPL 2021: CSK captain MS Dhoni makes huge claim, wants to play farewell game at Chepauk

MS Dhoni and CSK have not played at Chennai since 2019, with the IPL 2020 held entirely in the UAE. While Phase 1 of the IPL 2021 was held in India, CSK played most of their games in Mumbai, before moving to Delhi. The three-time champions are in the second position with 18 points from 13 games. The Dhoni-led outfit will play its final group stage encounter against Punjab Kings on Thursday.

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