Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of the most successful captains of IPL, has played for Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants. When Dhoni suddenly announced his retirement from international cricket in 2020, there were speculations that he would soon retire from the IPL as well. In IPL 2022, he left the captaincy of CSK and handed it over to Ravindra Jadeja, so the question of cricket fans is, can this be Dhoni’s last IPL season?
IPL 2022 is the only season in which Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not captaining for Chennai Super Kings. Prior to this, he has captained 12 seasons for his team, in which his team has also been champion 4 times. Apart from this, he was part of Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016 and 2017 after being banned for two years at CSK, in which he also captained this team in 2016. However, that season the team’s performance was very poor, after which he had to give up the captaincy the next season.
Could this be Dhoni’s last IPL season?
The question that has been arising in the minds of cricket fans since 2020 is, can this be Dhoni’s last IPL season? But from the last 2 seasons, MS Dhoni is also giving the answer. CSK is taking full advantage of his experience and due to this experience, CSK also won the title of IPL 2021. Even then it was thought that Dhoni would now retire from IPL as well, but it did not happen.
But now that he suddenly decided to step down from the captaincy just before the start of this season, it can be guessed that this could be Dhoni’s last IPL season. Dhoni’s sudden decision to leave the captaincy may not have liked his fans but it is very important for CSK. It is only by being in the team that he can share his experience with Jadeja and develop confidence in him by taking decisions in difficult situations.
In the last few years, Jadeja has proved himself as a better all-rounder and MS Dhoni is believed to be behind this. That is why the franchise is also reposing full faith in him and has handed over the captaincy. Although MS Dhoni is credited for every decision in CSK, the reason for this is that he has been associated with the team for many years and the franchise has full faith in him.
MS Dhoni is such a person who knows how to give a chance to others by stepping back when needed, that is why after playing under Jadeja’s captaincy this season, he can also retire from IPL next season. In such a situation, it can be assumed that this could be Dhoni’s last IPL season.