MS Dhoni has little doubt that he could be seen within the yellow jersey of CSK even in 2022 however at this level, he doesn’t know whether or not he would symbolize his franchise Chennai Tremendous Kings within the IPL 2022 as there are uncertainties about retention coverage and addition of two new groups.
Talking after the toss for CSK’s IPL recreation in opposition to Punjab Kings, the 40-year-old was requested about whether or not he could be staying with the franchise which is synonymous with him for the reason that IPL’s inception.
MS Dhoni Doubts Whether or not He Will Play For CSK As There Are Uncertainties About Retention Coverage And Addition Of Two New Groups In IPL 2022
MS Dhoni is a reputation that wants no introduction. After successful the maiden World T20 in 2007 and 2011 ODI World Cup after a hiatus of 28 years to main Chennai Tremendous Kings to a few Indian Premier League titles, the listing of MS Dhoni’s achievements in white-ball cricket matches doesn’t have an finish. Within the shortest format, the wicket-keeper batsman has 6917 runs to his title at a mean of 38.21 and a strike price of 134.18.
“Properly, you possibly can see me in yellow subsequent 12 months. However whether or not I might be taking part in for CSK? There are a number of uncertainties round it for a easy cause that now we have two new groups arising,” he stated referring to the IPL’s enlargement right into a 10-team competitors from subsequent season.
“We don’t know the retention coverage. We don’t know what number of foreigners, Indian gamers we will retain, the cash cap that each participant might be reducing from the kitty. So there are a number of uncertainties. Except the principles are in place, you possibly can’t actually resolve that. So we’ll look ahead to it to occur and hopefully it is going to be good for everybody,” he added.
MS Dhoni scored precisely 200 runs in IPL 2020, averaging a below-par 25 whereas managing solely 96 runs in IPL 2021 in 14 video games averaging a dismal 13.71. His strike price can also be beneath 120 each occasions and beneath 100 this season.
MS Dhoni May Bid Farewell In IPL 2022 In His Dwelling Floor Chennai For CSK
The touch upon the day is sure to create a flutter as earlier this week whereas interacting with followers throughout the 75th 12 months celebrations of ‘India Cements’, MS Dhoni dropped elaborate hints that he might be seen taking part in the following season along with his franchise CSK.
“In relation to farewell, you possibly can nonetheless come and see me play for CSK and that may be my farewell recreation. So, you’ll nonetheless get that chance to bid me farewell. Hopefully, we’ll come to see Chennai and play my final recreation over there and we will meet followers there,” Dhoni had stated.
If crew sources are to be believed then CSK is eager to retain three gamers — MS Dhoni, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and prolific opener Ruturaj Gaikwad. The long-lasting former India captain has not performed in Chennai since 2019 because the 2020 IPL was held within the UAE. Throughout the first leg of this 12 months’s version, CSK performed its matches in Mumbai earlier than the league was suspended resulting from a breach within the bio-bubble.
Captain KL Rahul set the stage on hearth with the bat as Punjab Kings (PBKS) beat Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) by six wickets in Match 53 of the IPL 2021 in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. The best-hander hammered an unbeaten 98 off 42 balls, hitting 7 fours and eight sixes, as PBKS, who wanted 135 runs to win, chased down the goal in 13 overs. Earlier, CSK, who have been put in to bat, remained unchanged, whereas PBKS introduced in Chris Jordan rather than Nicholas Pooran.
Temporary Scores: Punjab Kings 139/4 (KL Rahul 98*, Aiden Markram 13; Shardul Thakur 3/28) beat Chennai Tremendous Kings 134/6 (Faf du Plessis 76, Ravindra Jadeja 15; Chris Jordan 2/20, Arshdeep Singh 2/35) by 6 wickets.