Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who led his team to win their fifth champions title in the recently concluded 16th edition of the Indian Premier League, should consider joining politics, as per the Indian business tycoon, Anand Mahindra. The Chairman of the Mahindra Group said that Dhoni should join politics as he is an ‘obvious future leader’.
Notably, Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings won their fifth IPL title as they beat the 2022 champions, Gujarat Titans, on May 29 in the final summit of the IPL 2023. Anand Mahindra worked with Chennai Super Kings on a panel in 2021 and said that Dhoni’s intellectual agility matches his on-field agility.
In a tweet, the industrialist said, "Like most people, I was pleased to hear that #MSDhoni might stay on for another year in the #IPL. But I would not hope for longer, since I believe he needs to consider the political arena." The tweet further read, "I worked with him on the NCC review panel chaired by @PandaJay & saw that his intellectual agility matches his agility on the sportsfield. He was collaborative, humble & yet assertive in making innovative inputs. He is an obvious future leader …"
Notably, there were speculations that the recently concluded IPL edition could be Dhoni’s last season, and he might call it quits on his cricketing career. However, the 42-year-old cricketer said that he will try to play for one more season as a token of gratitude towards his fans. The Ranchi-born cricketing legend announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020.