Match 12 of IPL 2021 saw Rajasthan Royals lock horns with MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings where the latter emerged victorious by 45 runs. Chennai’s ‘Thala’ finally got off the mark in the ongoing season and went on to score 18 runs off 17 balls before getting out on the ball of newbie Chetan Sakariya. Given that he is 39-year-old, every MSD fan is worried about if this is MS Dhoni’s last IPL.
Dhoni has often come under the radar of critics for his age whenever he fails to score runs or miss any chance behind the stumps. But having said that, the former Indian captain leaves no stone unturned in guiding his side to victory, be it with the bat or with his leadership.
Dhoni accepts the challenge of keeping up with youngsters
MS Dhoni's men registered a thumping 45-run win over Rajasthan on Monday. In the post-match interview, the CSK skipper admitted, "Getting old and being fit - those are two difficult things!"
However, he stated his desire to stay fit and cleared that he is up for the challenge. "When you're playing you don't want anyone to call you unfit. I have to keep up with youngers guys, they run a lot, but it's always challenging," said the CSK skipper.
MS Dhoni might not have been able to contribute significantly with the bat, but his leadership still spoke lengths about him. Introducing Moeen Ali in the later stages of the game against Rajasthan Royals still signifies the cleverness and cheekiness of MSD.
It would be safe to say that MS Dhoni is not at his very best in the IPL 2021 so far, yet his presence is enough to keep not only CSK fans but all Indian cricket fanatics going.