Chennai Super Kings boss N Srinivasan has confirmed that MS Dhoni will continue to lead the side in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). CSK endured a terrible campaign in the ongoing season and missed out of the playoffs spot for the first time in the history of the tournament.
They finished IPL 2020 with 6 wins from 14 games and ended the season at the seventh spot in the points table. MS Dhoni’s form with the bat did not help his and his team’s cause either. The designated finisher of the team could not really manage to get into his groove.
The former India skipper, who announced his retirement from international cricket around a month before the start of IPL 2020, looked like a pale shadow of his usual self in the tournament. He also faced criticism from several quarters including CSK fans after constantly struggling to score quickly.
N Srinivasan on MS Dhoni:
While MS Dhoni will be looking to make amends next year, N Srinivasan has confirmed that the CSK legend will continue to lead the side. The former BCCI president was satisfied that the team finished the league on a winning note and said MS Dhoni will be the fulcrum of the side.
“He will continue to lead Chennai Super Kings,” Srinivasan told Mumbai Mirror.
MS Dhoni recently confirmed that he will be back next year but hinted he is willing to give up captaincy. Speaking about that, Srinivasan said:
“I know what he has said and he has spoken to me everything.”
As far as MS Dhoni’s performance in IPL 2020 is concerned, he scored exactly 200 runs in 13 games at an average of 25. He has faced criticism for his strike-rate in the tournament which is 116.27 far less than his career strike-rate of 136.75.