IPL 2023: Deepak Chahar Makes Huge Claim About MS Dhoni’s Retirement Plans Ahead Of Upcoming Season
Mar 20, 2023 at 9:17 AM
Talks about MS Dhoni’s career and retirement before an IPL season has become a customary ritual in Indian cricket fraternity. Ever since the former India skipper retired from international cricket in 2020, the rumours about his retirement from IPL have not died down.
Before CSK’s last game in IPL 2020, the wicketkeeper-batsman was asked whether it was his last game. In reply, MS Dhoni had famously said “definitely not.” After that, many had expected him to retire after leading CSK to their fourth title in 2021. The World Cup-winning captain, however, decided to play in 2022 too.
In 2022 too, it was expected that it might be the final year as he stepped down from the captaincy just a couple of days before the start of the tournament although he was re-appointed as the captain midway through the season. He is now widely expected to hang up his boots after playing in front of the home crowd in Chennai this year.
Deepak Chahar on MS Dhoni’s retirement:
While only time will tell whether MS Dhoni retires or not from IPL after the upcoming season, his teammate Deepak Chahar has hinted that the skipper could play next year too. The India pacer said that Dhoni is yet to take a decision on his retirement.
“No one has said that this would be his final year. At least, he hasn’t. Hopefully, he will play more. We don’t know any such thing, we want him to play as much as he can,” Chahar said to News India Sports.
Speaking further, Chahar said that Dhoni doesn’t need to be told when to retire. The right-arm pacer also pointed out that playing under Dhoni’s leadership has been an honour for him.
“He knows when to retire, we saw it when he did in Tests and international cricket. No one else knows. I just hope he continues to play, it’s a privilege to play under him. It has been a dream to play with him. He’s in good touch as well, you will see that when he bats in the IPL this year,” Chahar added.