Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future post the 2023 Indian Premier League has become the talk of the town. There are speculations about the wicket-keeper batter hanging his boots following the conclusion of the ongoing season. However, Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Dwayne Bravo is certain that the skipper will play in the 2024 Indian Premier League season.
Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been associated with the Chennai Super Kings since the first season. He is one of the most successful captains in the tournament. Under his leadership, the Chennai Super Kings have reached the final of the ongoing season by defeating the Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1. This will be their 10th appearance in the final in the history of the tournament. Following the win in Qualifier 1, Dwayne Bravo spoke about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future in the tournament post this season.
“100 per cent (on MS Dhoni playing for CSK in 2024), especially with the Impact Player rule. He can keep prolonging his career. We bat really deep. I think the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube, these guys make a huge difference. So, you don’t require much from MS. But his ability to keep us calm while the team is under pressure is unmatched,” said Dwayne Bravo.
I have ample time to decide: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Post the win against Gujarat Titans in Qualifier 1, Harsha Bhogle Mahendra Singh Dhoni about his retirement plans from the Indian Premier League. The Chennai Super Kings skipper expressed that is yet to decide about his future. He added that he has a lot of time to think about it after the final and is likely to take a call before the next year’s auction. The wicket-keeper batter also said that the focus is currently on the ongoing season.
“I don’t know. I have 8-9 months to decide. The small auction will be around December. So why take that headache right now? I have ample time to decide. But I will always be there for CSK whether it’s in the playing form or sitting somewhere outside,” responded Mahendra Singh Dhoni to Harsha Bhogle.
The Chennai Super Kings defeated the Gujarat Titans by 15 runs in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, May 23 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. They have sailed through to the final, where they will take on the winner of Qualifier 2. The Gujarat Titans will take on the Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2, which will take place on Friday, May 26 in Ahmedabad.