MS Dhoni, the captain of Chennai Super Kings, has led his team to their tenth IPL final after defeating Gujarat Titans at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 23. At the post-match presentation, when Harsha Bhogle asked MSD about his future plans in the IPL, he mentioned that I have 8-9 months to make my decision. The 41-year-old Indian cricket legend also remarked that he will always be there for CSK, whether as a player or sitting somewhere else outside.
Following the comments from MS Dhoni at the post-match presentation, Kris Srikkanth, the former Indian captain, shared his views about the CSK’s captain’s retirement rumours. The 63-year-old was quoted as saying to Star Sports, “He (MS Dhoni) has kept all his options open. He is keeping us guessing. He said ‘I might be a player, I might be a mentor’. It all depends on his body.”
Kris Srikkanth also talked about how good MS Dhoni has been in terms of managing his fitness amidst the responsibility of captaining Chennai Super Kings day in day out in the IPL. He said, “But, of course, you have to give it to him. He is 41 years old, every day he has to get up and run, work out, getting ready. Captaincy also takes a toll on him. He said it very rightly. I don’t blame him at all. After all this, he has batted very well this year.”
Notably, MSD will play his 11th final in the Indian Premier League on May 28, Sunday. Apart from reaching ten IPL finals as captain of Chennai Super Kings, he has also taken part in the final for Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017.