Pune: Dhoni has already retired from Test and ODI cricket – leaving his fans rather dismayed. T20 is the only format which Dhoni continues to play and excel at but he himself has said that an ageing body perhaps won’t be able to cope up with the rigours of cricket for too long.
Leading CSK for a decade
As Captain Cool of the Chennai franchise since the Indian Premier League began in 2008, MS Dhoni has had a prolific impact on his team and on the tournament for a decade. Even in the ongoing edition of the tournament, his team advanced to the qualifier round with considerable ease. At 36 years of age, the captain cool has not just led India to several laurels but even taken his Chennai team to IPL peaks – winning the tournament twice in two years and finishing second best thrice. Despite the team getting banned for two years, Chennai made a comeback this season and has continued to shine on the field as if there was no break at all.
Will Dhoni say goodbye to T20 format as well?
Not very explicit but Dhoni recently told media persons that several senior players in the Chennai team may not be playing in the next two years but that it has been a memorable journey for all of them. “Owners have been brilliant. We have a set of people who are close to the players. They have a history of understanding the game. That makes the job easy for the captain. Also if you don’t have a good team, it becomes difficult. We kept adding players and they kept performing,” he was quoted as saying by Times Now. “The big shift will be after two years, where most of these players won’t be there. Maybe they won’t be fit for the shortest format. Looking at ten years, it has been very good for us.”
Dhoni’s possible retirement in the times to come have a deep impact on the franchise, it would be a tremendous loss for the Fans who watch IPL just for their beloved MAHI. All we could say from The2is.com is “ALL THE BEST MAHI”