The fans were eagerly waiting for the decision of MS Dhoni for his appearance in next year’s IPL as it was speculated that the IPL 2023 would be his last appearance in the tournament. Although Dhoni gave joy to his fans with the recent statement on his retirement or appearance in the Indian Premier League 2024.
Dhoni said that he is not retiring at the moment but it would also be hard to stay fit for the next season. This happened to give hope to the ardent MS Dhoni fans still want to see him playing in the next season of the Indian Premier League.
“Circumstantially this is the best moment for me to announce my retirement but seeing the love and affection they have shown everywhere I go; I will see how the body remains in the next 9 months and take a decision,” said Dhoni to Harsha Bhogle during the post-match presentation after the historic IPL title win against Gujarat Titans in the final of the tournament.
“I need to give them a gift. It won’t be easy for me for one more season, but I’ll work best,” he added later.
This statement from the five-time IPL champion skipper ignited a wave of joy among the fans. Subsequently, the fans came up with a lot of joyous reactions on the micro-blogging site Twitter to shower love on Dhoni.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Tiger Abhi Zinda Hai
— KhabriBhai (@RealKhabriBhai) May 29, 2023
Best News Of The Day, ThankYou #MSDhoni
— Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) May 29, 2023
The thing everyone was dying to hear since match 1 of IPL 2023 😍
— Johns (@JohnyBravo183) May 29, 2023
Thank you my Thala❤️
— Sujal (@Sujal_Pandey07) May 29, 2023
Thank you ms
Happy retirement pic.twitter.com/uSg3ompddr
— Jetha Hi🏆tler (@sterns_haschen) May 30, 2023
Thank You Mahi 🛐🙏💛
— Somnath Panda (@Somnath816760) May 29, 2023
Enough man you are a legend of this game you got a beautiful ending… let the new generation come
— Riyas (@TruEAlpHa07) May 29, 2023
Hope to see Mahi next year in Playing 11 💛
— ? (@SecretA07984936) May 29, 2023
One more season please 🙏🥺
— Mahi Fan 🇮🇳 (@Antarmukhibalak) May 29, 2023
Aise to next year agar CSK Dhoni ki captaincy me jeet gayi…to Dhoni fir se gift dega?😂
— rajdeep_ut (@rajdeep_ut) May 30, 2023
u don't even have to play sir … Begin coaching the Csk team or Just wear that CSK Jersey and come to watch the games from next season… However we want to there …😣
— 💙 (@iroshaniraja) May 29, 2023
Its time to go…. Please end your career on a high.
— Aditya (@aditya10on9) May 29, 2023
People got scammed who thought he was retiring 🤣
— Suraj (@iSurajsinghk) May 30, 2023
— Sharjeel (@Sharjeel0208) May 29, 2023
Notably, Dhoni has now jointly become the second most successful skipper in the history of the Indian Premier League. He is the second captain in the history of the tournament to win the five titles for his team as captain after Rohit Sharma who has lifted five trophies for Mumbai Indians.
Apart from this, the losing skipper of the IPL 2023 final, Hardik Pandya came up with a statement for MS Dhoni and another IPL title win as captain.
“MS Dhoni deserves it. Destiny has written for him. I’m so happy for him. He’s the nicest I’ve met, god gave him what he deserved today,” said Pandya during the post-match presentation.
Hardik Pandya said, "MS Dhoni deserves it. Destiny has written for him. I'm so happy for him. He's the nicest I've met, god gave him what he deserved today". pic.twitter.com/WFN4iQiuPx
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) May 29, 2023