MS Dhoni Can Play Into His 40s, He Is An Evergreen Cricketer: Shane Watson

MS Dhoni Can Play Into His 40s, He Is An Evergreen Cricketer: Shane Watson

Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Imran Tahir, MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni of CSK. (Credits - AFP)

After Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that MS Dhoni an go on to play for the franchise till 2022, their Australian opener Shane Watson has also displayed similar opinions. Watson believes that MS Dhoni loves playing and he is an evergreen cricketer, who just doesn’t age,

Shane Watson, has been a revelation for CSK, and will next seen in action sharing the CSK dressing room with MS Dhoni in the IPL 2020 at UAE. Watson said that Dhoni will play into his 40s, he has managed his body well and he is still capable of showing his skills and it is incredible the way he runs.

Shane Watson IPL 2018
Shane Watson hammered an unbeaten 117 to help CSK beat SRH in the IPL finale. Image Courtesy: BCCI

“MS still loves playing. He is an evergreen cricketer and it feels like he just doesn’t age. Look, with the kind of skills he has and the hard yards he puts in, MS can go on and play into his 40s. MS has been able to manage his body well. The way he is able to run consistently and showcase skills behind the stumps are just incredible. I am a big fan of MS and would want to see him continue playing whether it’s for CSK or internationally,” Shane Watson told the Times of India.

Dhoni had begun preparations for IPL 2020 in a month advance. However, the novel coronavirus pandemic situation, disrupted the scenes with the IPL 2020 now set to get underway in September in UAE.

MS Dhoni and Jos Buttler
MS Dhoni and Jos Buttler (Photo-IANS)

All eyes will be on Dhoni as he will be making a comeback in competitive cricket after 2019 World Cup. At the quadrennial he had come under scrutiny for his poor strike rate. However, this will be an opportunity for the CSK captain to hit back the purple patch

All the success has made him one of the most influential person on the cricketing circuit but he was not the same when he was first introduced to the national team. Besides that, MS Dhoni has also been the go-to man for his teammates whenever he is on the field.