MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, is not thinking of taking retirement from the IPL ahead of its next season. The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman acknowledged the news during the toss for against Kings XI Punjab before the Sunday game.
Chennai Super Kings played their last game on Sunday. They are already out of the playoffs race. It is the first time in the IPL history that the three-time IPL champion has failed to go past the league stage. As of now, they are lying at the last spot in the ongoing season of IPL points table. They have won five games, playing 13 games this season.
Not taking retirement from IPL, says MS Dhoni
With how the competition has worked out for CSK and MS Dhoni, there were buzzes that the former captain of the India team may resign from IPL after the current season. MS Dhoni had suddenly declared his retirement from international cricket in the August of this year.
Nonetheless, the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman is in no mood to stop playing the Indian league. He confirmed himself that he isn’t resigning after the ongoing IPL 2020 season ends. MS Dhoni will lead his side again when they will find the opportunity to bounce back during the next year after the poor campaign in UAE during this season.
“Definitely not,” said MS Dhoni with a smile on his face when asked whether the game against KXIP could be his last in yellow.
Chatting about the game, the CSK captain said Kings XI Punjab would be feeling the pressure to dominate the game to keep their hopes to playoffs alive. However, his team simply hopes to ‘put 100% into the game’.
“They are under more pressure to win, we just want to turn up and keep fighting. I felt the boys did well to stay relevant, we want to put 100% into our game,” he said.
MS Dhoni has scored 200 runs, exactly, from 13 games during this season. His average was 25. The 39-year old cricketer had to deal with his critics for his strike-rate in the competition which is 116.27. It is lesser than his career strike- rate, 136.75. All things considered, the incredible captain would be hoping to offer some kind of compensation when he wears the CSK outfit again next year.