Who will lead CSK in IPL 2021? CSK CEO gives answer
Updated on: Oct 28, 2020 4:50 pm IST
One of the most consistent and dominating teams in the history of Indian Premier League is MS Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings. They have played 10 seasons before this season and they qualified for semi-finals/playoffs in each of those seasons.
Playoff streak ended for Chennai Super Kings
They came into this season with that record of making playoffs in every season only to get knocked out in this season which is the first time for them in IPL history. Their buys in this auction were baffling and it was not understandable by any means just like their every other season. They assembled a random squad in 2018 and managed to win the trophy and almost defended the trophy in 2019 before losing by 1 run to Mumbai Indians in finals.
It was expected that MS Dhoni would weave his magic for one more time by bringing this team to playoffs but it is fair to say that, cricketing logic have prevailed for once. Now, with the season done and dusted for CSK, the focus shifts to 2021 and with MS Dhoni’s form with the bat under the scanner, it was expected that CSK might look for a new captain for next season but CSK CEO cleared the air by saying that MS Dhoni will lead CSK in 2021 as well.
Yes, definitely. I am very confident that [MS] Dhoni will lead CSK in 2021. He has won three titles for us in the IPL. This is the first year we have not qualified for the playoffs. No other team has done that. One bad year does not mean we will have to change everything
Can CSK finish the season on a high?
CSK have decided to experiment towards the fag end of the tournament and MS Dhoni have made some tough decisions by dropping Kedar Jadhav and Shane Watson who he trusted to the core till they got knocked out of the tournament.
CSK won their last game against the table toppers in Royal Challengers Bangalore and will be looking to end the season with a string of victories which is the last thing they can do to satisfy their loyal fans after a pathetic season. CSK will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in Dubai in their next match.