Srinivasan talks about MS Dhoni’s future with CSK
It is no secret that MS Dhoni has truly changed the face, dimension and complexion of Indian cricket since his entry. He then went on to create a massive legacy and a huge reputation for himself as the most successful Indian captain.
He has won all cricketing honours including taking India to glory at World Cup 2011, 2007 T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy in 2013 and he has suddenly been away from cricket after unsuccessful World Cup 2019 campaign.
Widespread speculations over his retirement are running daily in and out for 38-year-old cricketer. He is yet to feature for India since 2019 World Cup semi-final defeat against New Zealand.
Recently, in a tweet over former Indian skipper by Virat Kohli put the entire nation in shock and rumours that Dhoni is nearly going to quit cricket spread like wildfire in no time.
After that in a pre-match conference ahead of the first T20I against South Africa, Kohli said, “I think it was a lesson for me, that the way I think, the whole world does not think that way. There was nothing that it could be taken as retirement tribute to the former Indian captain.” “I can say only one thing”
Now, N Srinivasan, who is the owner of Chennai Super King which is captained by MS Dhoni has given a final verdict over his future in Indian cricket and the IPL. “I can say only one thing. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will only be the captain for the next IPL Chennai Super Kings next season,” the former BCCI President was quoted as saying by Times Now.
MS Dhoni has led CSK in all the seasons since the inception of lucrative Indian Premier League and became the first captain to lead an IPL team to glory on three occasions.
After CSK’s comeback to the IPL post the spot-fixing allegations, MS Dhoni & Co has been in sensational form. While they clinched the 2018 season, for a record third time, they surrendered at the hands of Mumbai Indians (MI) by a run to lose the IPL 2019 title. Dhoni-led Chennai is also the only team to feature in the most number of IPL finals with making their way on eight occasions in the last 12 campaigns.
MS Dhoni is currently on a two-month sabbatical and is believed to make himself available for the selection for India’s next limited-overs assignment.