Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said goodbye to international cricket and is now seen playing only in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Many cricket pundits have predicted that this could be Dhoni’s last season with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as captain and player. Former South African cricketer Dale Steyn has also given his opinion about Dhoni’s future. Steyn believes that the comeback that CSK’s team has made in 2021 is the effect of Dhoni’s captaincy. This was the first time in the 2020 IPL that CSK did not reach the playoffs.
Steyn said about Dhoni, ‘The boss of CSK is Dhoni. When you think of Chennai, you think of MS Dhoni. And do you know? He has few matches left, he has already advanced in the tournament. But we didn’t see Dhoni doing anything. If Dhoni scores winning runs for CSK in the final, he will be seen playing for CSK next year as well. Dhoni has scored just 66 runs in 12 matches for CSK this season. The 40-year-old Dhoni will lead CSK in the playoffs this year and will try his best to win the team the title.
Dhoni played his last international match against New Zealand in the semi-final match of the 2019 World Cup. Dhoni was run out in that match and India had to face defeat. After this Dhoni went on a break from cricket. After this, the outbreak of Corona was also seen on the cricket world. On 15 August 2020, Dhoni decided to retire from international cricket. After CSK’s poor performance last year, it was believed that he would also retire from IPL in 2021, but after the last league match of 2020, Dhoni had said that this is not his last IPL match.