Dwayne Bravo gives update on MS Dhoni’s retirement plan post IPL

With the IPL 2023 just around the corner, MS Dhoni has rejoined the CSK squad and his return has sparked a frenzy among fans. The iconic captain, affectionately known as 'Thala,' will be playing his first IPL match in Chennai after a three-year hiatus due to COVID restrictions. All the teams have already begun their preparations for the tournament. IPL 2023 MIGHT BE THE LAST FOR MS DHONI The schedule for the highly anticipated Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 is out. The opening match will see Chennai Super Kings pitted against Gujarat on March 31. The tournament will follow a home-and-away format this time around. So, MS Dhoni will play in Chennai for the first time in three years. MS Dhoni enjoys a massive fan base in Chennai, and the reception he will receive when he takes the field at Chepauk after such a long time was discussed by former Australia opener Matthew Hayden on Star Sports. With the IPL less than a month away, all participating teams are working hard to ensure that they are in top form for the tournament. Follow us on Twitter for more!

Despite speculations of retirement surrounding Dhoni, known for his successful captaincy and three ICC titles with India, the bowling coach and former teammate, Dwayne Bravo, strongly believes that the legendary skipper is unlikely to retire after IPL 2023. Furthermore, Bravo expressed confidence that the new Impact Player rule, providing necessary breaks between matches, will aid Dhoni in maintaining his fitness and prolonging his illustrious career. With the final set to be held in Ahmedabad, it promises to be a memorable occasion, potentially adding significance to Dhoni’s IPL journey.

Chennai Super Kings, the four-time champions, secured a 15-run victory over Gujarat Titans on May 23 in Chennai, earning their spot in the final. This remarkable achievement marked their 10th appearance in the tournament’s ultimate stage. Opting to bat first, the team led by MS Dhoni posted a total of 172/7. In response, Gujarat Titans were dismissed for 157. So, the upcoming final on May 28 at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium will determine if CSK faces the winner of Qualifier 2.

Unmatched calmness: Bravo praises Dhoni’s leadership under pressure

Additionally, when discussing MS Dhoni’s captaincy, Bravo further highlighted the significant contribution of his calm and composed demeanor. Dhoni’s renowned nickname of ‘Captain Cool’ stems from his ability to remain unruffled in high-pressure situations. His exceptional game control skills are instrumental in guiding Chennai Super Kings during challenging moments in matches.

“100 percent (will he return to play for CSK in 2024?), especially with the Impact Player rule. He can keep prolonging his career. We bat really deep. I think the likes of Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dube, these guys make a huge difference. So, you don’t require much from MS. No one can match his ability to remain calm under pressure,”

Dwayne Bravo said.

Furthermore, in an intriguing post-match presentation, Harsha Bhogle inquired about MS Dhoni’s retirement intentions. Dhoni humorously responded, emphasizing that he has ample time to consider his career’s future. And is currently prioritizing quality family time after IPL 2023.

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