Irfan Pathan Drops Bombshell on MS Dhoni’s CSK Future
The former captain of India has been a part of the Chennai-based team since its founding in the 2008 season.
With five IPL titles under his belt as captain, MS Dhoni is among the Indian Premier League‘s (IPL) most successful captains.
He is anticipated to play as the Chennai Super Kings’ skipper in the forthcoming IPL 2024.
After the success of the previous season, MS Dhoni was supposed to retire, but he gave his supporters hope that he would play one more season for CSK.
He consequently had knee surgery at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai in June 2023, and he has been recovering ever since.
His recuperation and fitness have been routinely updated for the fans by Chennai Super Kings, and he has been making excellent progress. Last month, he began batting practice as well, and he appeared ready to play.
Irfan Pathan and Sanjay Manjrekar were asked which team is more reliant on MS Dhoni—the Mumbai Indians on Rohit Sharma, or the Chennai Super Kings on MS Dhoni—during a Star Sports broadcast.
“There is no doubt that the dependency is more on MS Dhoni,” Irfan retorted. Many people will watch this, and even if they are not supporters of CSK, they will still comment on how MS Dhoni won’t be around in the near future.
Though it’s unsettling to consider, what will happen? In order to alter the reliance, MS Dhoni will apply his intelligence and alter the way the squad performs. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will always be the captain of CSK.
“Clearly there is more reliance on Mahendra Singh Dhoni when it comes to CSK, not just Dhoni the player but now completely the leader, they are more reliant,” said Sanjay Manjrekar, who concurred with Irfan Pathan.
Hardik Pandya is joining the Mumbai Indians because they want to spread the net and don’t think in relying on just one player.
The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will take place after the IPL 2024, which is anticipated to begin at the end of March and go until the end of May.
As the reigning champions, Chennai Super Kings would like to win the trophy one more time in honour of MS Dhoni, who may be playing in his final IPL season.
The most successful captain is MS Dhoni, who has led the Indian team to three ICC victories.
Five of the ten IPL finals that he has guided the Chennai Super Kings to win have been won.
He is among the best players to have ever played, and CSK will sorely regret having him around after he says goodbye to the game.