Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan believes that MS Dhoni will never retire from the Chennai Super Kings. The former Indian skipper has been associated with the Chennai-based franchise since the inaugural season in 2008. MS Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains in the Indian Premier League (IPL) winning five IPL titles as the captain. He is expected to feature in the upcoming IPL 2024 for the Chennai Super Kings as their leader.
MS Dhoni was expected to retire after last season’s triumph but he promised his fans that he would return to play for CSK in the next season. As a result, he underwent knee surgery in June 2023 at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai and has been rehabilitating since then. Chennai Super Kings have regularly updated the fans regarding his fitness and rehab and has been making great progress. He also started his batting practice last month and was looking fit to play.
During one of the segments on Star Sports, Irfan Pathan and Sanjay Manjrekar were asked about who is more dependent, Chennai Super Kings on MS Dhoni or Mumbai Indians on Rohit Sharma. To which Irfan replied, “There is no doubt that the dependency is more on MS Dhoni. Many people will watch this and even if they are not CSK fans even then they will say that in the coming time when MS Dhoni will not be there.”
“It is a scary thought but what will happen? MS Dhoni will use his brain and he will change the way the team plays to change the dependency. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will never retire from CSK.”
Sanjay Manjrekar agreed with Irfan Pathan saying, “Clearly there is more reliance on Mahendra Singh Dhoni when it comes to CSK, not just Dhoni the player but now completely the leader, they are more reliant. But coming to Mumbai Indians, they don’t believe in reliance on just one player, we like to spread the net that’s why Hardik Pandya is coming.
Watch- Irafn Pathan And Sanjay Manjrekar On CSK’s Dependency On MS Dhoni
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The IPL 2024 is expected to start at the end of March and will run till the end of May which will be followed by the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions and if it will be the last season of MS Dhoni in the IPL then the team would like to give him a farewell by winning the trophy once again.
MS Dhoni has been the most successful captain and has won all three ICC titles as captain of the Indian team. He has led the Chennai Super Kings to 10 IPL finals winning five of them. He is one of the greatest players to grace the game and CSK will definitely miss his presence once he says goodbye to the game.