MS Dhoni is in the last stage of his career. It is anticipated by most that the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League will be his final outing. Dhoni himself has made no such revelations, but the legendary cricketer has received overwhelming support at every stadium Chennai Super Kings visited this season. Chennai Super Kings will face Delhi Capitals for their last league encounter of the IPL 2023. Chennai need a victory to seal their playoff spot.
IPL 2023: Yusuf Pathan’s Take on Dhoni’s Future
The former India all-rounder, Yusuf Pathan feels the veteran wicketkeeper-batter can continue to play for another five years, backing his claim by citing the new Impact Player rule.
“Why should Dhoni leave, with the new Impact Player rule he can play for another five years. Although he may not be the captain, fans will see him bat and mentor CSK.”
“In my opinion, Dhoni can continue playing for another five years because of the new Impact Player rule. He has said nothing about retirement, it’s others who have been talking about it. He still has a lot of cricket left in him. Dhoni has hit big sixes in IPL, despite the pain in his knees. So this shows his commitment towards the sport,” said Pathan while speaking on ESPNCricinfo.
After CSK’s final league encounter at Chepauk, Dhoni led his team and greeted the home fans with a special lap of honour. CSK are currently sitting second on the table. Their playoffs hope completely relies on their final league fixture against Delhi Capitals.
CSK have 15 points from 13 matches and a win will take them through to the next stage. However, things can get difficult for the Yellow Army if they fail to clinch a win, which will give Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Mumbai Indians a fair chance to overtake the Super Kings.