MS Dhoni to be Retained by Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022? Here’s the official update
Updated on: Nov 11, 2021 1:29 pm IST
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 saw MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings staging a dominant comeback. They lifted the trophy for the fourth time after having a horrendous season last year. The “Yellow army” became the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season. And then displayed a sensational performance against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1, following it with an emphatic 27 run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders to bag yet another trophy in their kitty.
CSK will retain MS Dhoni for the next season
As Chennai Super Kings won the IPL 2021, many fans and pundits feel that this might be the last season they saw MS Dhoni playing. With him not contributing with the bat, many even said that CSK played with 10 players and one skipper, which to some extent was true.
However, with the next edition of the IPL set to welcome two new teams along with the mega auction, there’s no clarity about how many retentions will a team be allowed.
With MS Dhoni keeping fans in doubt about his future with Chennai Super Kings, an official from the franchise has confirmed that the first card they will use for retention will be for their skipper and he will return next year.
“There will be retention and that is a fact. The number of retentions isn’t something we are aware of yet. But honestly, that is secondary in MS’ case because the first card will be used for him. The ship needs its captain and rests assured he will be back next year,” CSK official said.
What MS Dhoni said about his future with CSK after winning IPL 2021?
After MS Dhoni successfully led Chennai Super Kings to their fourth title win he was asked by ‘voice of cricket’ Harsha Bhogle about his plans with CSK at the post-match presentation. The wicketkeeper-batsman said that it all depends on the BCCI about how many retentions they will allow and they have to create the team for the next 10 years.
However in the end he gave fans something to cheer about. He was asked about the legacy he feels he has left behind, to which the former India skipper responded that “ he still hasn’t left”