With the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 rapidly approaching its end, fans only have one question in their minds–whether or not Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni will be retiring after the IPL 2023. Dhoni has been one of the biggest players in the history of the tournament.
Under his leadership, Chennai went on to win four IPL titles, and his legacy has been second to none. In a couple of months, Dhoni will be turning 42 years old and his future in the coveted cricket carnival still remains unclear. Reflecting upon the same, former Indian cricketer Harbhajan came forward and opined that the talks of MS Dhoni retiring should be put to rest and the Chennai skipper should make his return in the IPL 2024 as well.
“Whatever the talk is going on over this being MS Dhoni’s last season, I think that should be put to rest. Just fix that knee and come back next year as well. Now, there is the impact player rule as well. The way he leads the side and handles the bowlers, there will not be another captain like him,” Harbhajan Singh said in a video on his YouTube channel.
This was a glimpse of the old MS Dhoni: Harbhajan
Chennai Super Kings recently took on Delhi Capitals in match 55 of the IPL 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday, May 10. Batting first, Chennai notched up 167 runs on the board after the first innings, and Dhoni’s short cameo proved to be crucial for the four-time champions in putting up a respectable total on the board for Delhi to chase. MS Dhoni scored 20 runs off nine deliveries in an explosive innings.
Talking about Dhoni’s knock against Delhi, Harbhajan Singh said, “No one scored heavily on that pitch, but MS Dhoni’s 20 runs, in the end, proved to be the difference. He has not scored many runs this season, but it has come at a strike rate of over 200. This was a glimpse of the old MS Dhoni, he is an exceptional player.”