MS Dhoni, IPL T20, CSK, Chennai Super Kings
MS Dhoni. (Photo: IPL)

Former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull has said that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni will be retained by the franchise ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 mega auction, but he won’t play the entire season for the franchise.

All the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams will have to submit the names of retained players before November 30. The teams are allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players, including three Indians and one Overseas or 2 Indians and 2 Overseas players.

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MS Dhoni, Eoin Morgan
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Meanwhile, legendary Indian Captain MS Dhoni has said that he wants to play his farewell match in Chennai. Speaking at a felicitation ceremony in Chennai recently, CSK captain said:

So hopefully, my last T20, it will be in Chennai. Whether it’s next year, or in five years, we don’t really know”.

When MS Dhoni Decides To Play His Final Game, Faf du Plessis Will Take Over The Captaincy – Simon Doull

MS Dhoni
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Former Kiwi cricketer opined that Premier Proteas batsman Faf du Plessis will take over the captaincy after Dhoni plays his last game in Chennai.

When MS Dhoni decides to play his final game, Faf du Plessis will take over the captaincy in April-May next year. That’s my thinking and I don’t think MS Dhoni will play the full season. Faf du Plessis will take over from him. But there will be a home game where they will announce it will be MSD’s last game and Faf will take over from there,” Simon Doull told Star Sports.

Doull named the potential replacements for CSK for the IPL 2021 which were Ravindra Jadeja, Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis. He said:

Ravindra Jadeja, he is Mr Chennai as well. He has got to be retained. What we saw from Ruturaj Gaikwad, I think he must be retained. You don’t want to let him go anywhere and the combination at the top of the order between him and Faf du Plessis.”

MS Dhoni
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Meanwhile, World cup winning all-rounder Irfan Pathan feels that Chennai Super Kings will be looking forward to retaining Moeen Ali or Sam Curran and not Faf du Plessis as he is already 37-year-old.

MS Dhoni yes, Ravindra Jadeja yes, Ruturaj Gaikwad yes, we might see a future in him in terms of leadership. But Faf du Plessis is 37-years-old. But it will be either Moeen Ali or Sam Curran for me as the 4th retention. You don’t want to let go of an all-rounder,” Pathan added

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