Star cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s annual contract with BCCI has ended. Its straightforward fact that now he is not in the priority of BCCI. But fans of MS Dhoni need not be disappointed. Dhoni can be seen playing on the cricket field not only in 2020 but also in 2021. Chennai Super Kings have made it clear that they will retain their captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni for IPL 2021.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made the Chennai team a three-time champion in the IPL. He will also play in the IPL to be held from March 29 this year and will also captain the Chennai team. According to the website Cricinfo, N.N. Cement’s managing director and vice-president N.N., who owns Chennai Superkings (CSK). Srinivasan (N Srinivasan) has made it clear that Dhoni will also be seen playing in 2021 as the franchise has decided to retain him.
The 38-year-old Dhoni last played in the ICC World Cup 2019. After this, he took a break from cricket. He has not played competitive matches since then. In such a situation, there was speculation that he would retire. Recently, BCCI did not include Dhoni in its annual agreement. Despite this, there is a possibility of him playing in the ICC T20 World Cup.
For India, Dhoni, who won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 and the ICC 50 Over World Cup in 2011, is expected to play in the T20 World Cup this year. If Indian team coach Ravi Shastri believes that Dhoni’s playing in the World Cup will depend on his performance in the IPL.
Dhoni has also not spoken directly about retirement. In such a situation, his experience in Australia can be quite useful for the team. However, before that, it will be interesting to see whether Dhoni is able to make a place in the Indian team selected for the tour of New Zealand.