Harbhajan Singh and MS Dhoni
Harbhajan Singh and MS Dhoni. Credits: Twitter

Kolkata Knight Riders spin bowler Harbhajan Singh feels that Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni might not play in the next IPL season.

CSK resumed their IPL campaign with a thumping win against rivals Mumbai Indians by 20 runs on Sunday. Dhoni’s team is on the top of the points table with 12 points from eight matches as of now.

I do not feel that MS Dhoni will be in his mentor role at the moment: Harbhajan Singh

Harbhajan feels that Dhoni will aim for the cup this season in order to finish his IPL career on a commendable note.

Shardul Thakur with MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Photo- CSK Twitter
Shardul Thakur with MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Photo- CSK Twitter

“I do not feel that MS Dhoni will be in his mentor role at the moment. He is currently in the captain’s role and I believe his complete focus will be on winning the championship for his team. It is uncertain if he will play next season, hence he will want to finish on a high note,” Harbhajan told Sports Tak. 

KKR will have to play like champions to beat CSK and MI: Harbhajan Singh

KKR won against Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell (3/9) and leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy (3/13) bowled brilliantly to fold up RCB’s innings at 92 in 19 overs in match 31 of IPL 2021.

KKR openers Shubman Gill (48) and debutant Venkatesh Iyer (41*) steered the chase in 10 overs with excellent shots. Gill was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal when KKR were 10 runs away from the win.

Kolkata Knight Riders
Varun Chakravarthy and Harbhajan Singh[photo: Twitter]
KKR’s victory helped them to climb to the fifth spot fin the IPL 2021 points table from seventh with a net run rate of +0.110.

Harbhajan said that it would be a challenge for KKR to play against CSK and Mumbai Indians.

“It is always a challenge to face MS Dhoni’s team because he often has a very good squad by his side. As CSK often takes the field with a number of experienced players, it is always a closely fought battle against them. If KKR wants to beat the likes of CSK and MI, then we will have to play like champions,” Harbhajan mentioned. 

KKR will next play against Mumbai Indians on September 23 at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

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