MSD was asked whether he will play next season – This is what he had to say
MS Dhoni reclaimed the captaincy of the Chennai Super Kings from Ravindra Jadeja due to the team’s dismal results in the current season, which saw them win only two of eight matches. The gamble appeared to have paid off as the reigning champions defeated the Sunrisers Hyderabad by a margin of 13 runs.
Dhoni himself has hinted that he may play for CSK even in the coming season, but he has also stated that he may be seen in a different role. Since his retirement from international cricket in August 2020, there has been a lot of curiosity about the veteran’s future.
When cricketer-turned-commentator Danny Morrison questioned MS Dhoni if he would still be visible in the Yellow jersey, he said that he is unsure whether it will be a playing jersey and that only time will tell if he will play in the IPL 2023. “You’ll definitely see me in the yellow jersey, whether it’s this one or another, you never know,” Captain Cool said.
While he did strike a four during his brief spell at the crease, where he scored eight runs from seven deliveries, the legendary skipper was bowled by T Natarajan on the second ball of the last over. CSK, on the other hand, had nothing to worry about as Ruturaj Gaikwad’s blazing 99 and Dwayne Conway’s undefeated 55-ball 85 propelled the title-holders to 202/2.
SRH responded with a 58-run opening stand between Abhishek Sharma and skipper Kane Williamson, but the Orange Army lost wickets at regular intervals after the former was gone. Their defeat could have been embarrassing if it hadn’t been for wicketkeeper-batter Nicholas Pooran’s unbeaten 33-ball 64, which enabled them to end at 189/6.
Pooran appeared to be in good shape, but with little help from the other end and a high asking rate, he had much too much responsibility in the death overs.