Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra feels that the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise will retain MS Dhoni ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 auctions.
Meanwhile, The legendary Indian Captain MS Dhoni has been the most crucial member of the team CSK since IPL was started. He is now 40-year-old and whether he will participate in the upcoming India Premier League (IPL) or not is still known.
Speaking on his YouTube channel the former Indian cricketer opined that MS Dhoni has one more IPL left in him and CSK will once again retain him despite him not being a 3-year investment. Aakash Chopra said
“One thought is that you do not retain MS Dhoni. But CSK without MS Dhoni is like a body without a soul. I feel he will play one more year. There are a lot of speculations if the current one is his last IPL, I feel he has got one more IPL left in him. Even though he is not a 3-year investment, CSK will not think about that and will retain him as their first retention.”
The 43-year-old believes that the second retention made by Chennai Super Kings will be all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja until and unless he himself doesn’t want to be retained. Chopra asserted:
“The second retention, unless Jaddu says he wants to go, he would know by then if a Gujarat team is there and he wants to go there and become the captain. If that happens then it is different, else Jaddu will be the second retention.”
Deepak Chahar, you will definitely want to retain him: Aakash Chopra
The cricketer-turned-commentator picked Deepak Chahar and Suresh Raina as his two RTM card choices. Aakash Chopra elaborated:
“In my opinion, this team will use two ‘Right to Match’ cards. One will be on Deepak Chahar, you will definitely want to retain him, and you can use the RTM card on Suresh Raina.”
Aakash Chopra further added that CSK will have to let go – Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran. He said:
“Whom all they will have to let go – Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran. They can buy them in the auction if possible but you will not be able to retain them with the RTM card.”