MS Dhoni (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) has stepped down from the CSK captaincy two days before the start of IPL. For the first time, CSK changed captains. Fans of Dhoni are shocked. The question now arises whether Dhoni will be able to participate in the IPL again next year after leaving the captaincy. Among the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League is Chennai Super Kings. Chennai has won the league title four times and Dhoni has led the team during all these seasons.
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The next season will not feature Dhoni
According to reports, Dhoni proposed Ravindra Jadeja‘s name, which was accepted. This season of IPL, Dhoni might not appear in every game. He will definitely play in some matches. In a statement, the Chennai team said Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not play in the IPL next season. This year, there are 10 teams playing in IPL. The captains are no older than 37 years old. In 5 out of 10 teams, the captain is under 30, in 4 teams under 35, and only one is over 35. Faf du Plessis has been selected to captain Bengaluru this time.
The performance of Dhoni
In the IPL, Dhoni has captained 213 matches, winning 130 and losing 81. In 14 years, the team has made the final nine times and won the championship four times. Similar to last year, Chennai won the 2021 IPL title. As of last season, Dhoni had scored only 200 runs in 14 innings. Scored 114 runs in 16 innings of 2021 with a simple average of 16.29.
Will Dhoni be CSK’s mentor?
Dhoni is in lousy form. Increased age is the reason. The 15th season could be Dhoni’s last one. Although he could become a mentor of CSK. Team India’s T20 World Cup role in 2021 was the same as his role there. Hence, it can be assumed that Dhoni has resigned from the captaincy in preparation for his role as a coach.
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