With no immediate retirement plans, MS Dhoni to play in 2020 as well as 2021 Indian Premier League seasons. Dhoni who has already started practicing, with IPL in mind, has not played a single match since India’s loss in semi finals during the World Cup in England.
Commenting on Dhoni’s comeback, Indian coach Ravi Shastri on Tuesday, said, “It all depends on when he starts playing and how is he playing in the IPL matches. The IPL becomes a massive tournament as it could be the last tournament after which more or less your 15 (T20 World Cup Squad) is decided.”
M S Dhoni has been the captain of Chennai Super Kings right from the beginning of the IPL. Undoubtedly, Dhoni holds a strong fanbase in Chennai and it is unlikely that the franchise will let him go. He has led Chennai Super Kings to the playoffs in each and every season that the franchise has played.
Chennai Super Kings bought Dhoni for $1.5 Million in IPL 2008 auction and retained him in the next seasons. The two seasons when the franchise was banned, Dhoni played for Rising Pune Supergiant but was back as franchise’s first choice retained player just before IPL 2018 auction.