As the fervor surrounding the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) intensifies, the question of MS Dhoni‘s participation in this grand cricketing carnival has become a focal point of speculation among cricket enthusiasts. The recent inclusion of the stalwart’s name in the Chennai Super Kings‘ player retention list has sent a resounding message regarding his’s likely presence in IPL 2024.
Adding further clarity to the situation, the CSK’s CEO, Kashi Vishwanath, has issued a significant statement affirming Dhoni’s dedication to overcoming fitness challenges, underscoring the anticipation surrounding the 42-year-old’s potential comeback in the forthcoming contest.
‘Thalaivan is thalaivan’: CSK’s CEO on MS Dhoni
Viswanathan affirmed his confidence in Dhoni’s commitment, highlighting that if the captain has made a promise, he has always adhered to it. The CSK’s CEO expressed certainty that the Ranchi-born cricketer will stay true to his words, emphasizing his fitness and reliability.
“If our leader (Dhoni) has given a word, he has never gone back. He already told what he was planning to do in that interview. I am sure that knowing MS, he will always do what he has committed to do. He is quite fit. Thalaivan is thalaivan (our leader is our leader),” Viswanathan said, as quoted in a video shared by CSK’s social media handle.
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Decoding chances of MS Dhoni’s appearance in IPL 2024
Addressing concerns about his fitness, Dhoni suffered a niggle that he endured during IPL 2023, compounded by a knee injury in June. Despite these physical setbacks, the former Indian skipper, in a recent event, expressed his commitment to returning to the field for CSK in IPL 2024. He further characterized it as a gift to the unwavering fans who have supported him throughout his illustrious career.
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