At the end of IPL 2022, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said that he will play for Chennai Super Kings in 2023 as well. The competition will start from March 31. He has also started his practice. But is this time is Dhoni’s last iPL? Or will Dhoni be seen in the yellow jersey next time? Suresh Raina, the former teammate of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, opened up about this.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina have played for Chennai for a long time. He has seen Dhoni very closely. So Suresh Raina knows him to some extent. On the sidelines of Legends League in Doha, Qatar, Suresh Raina said,
“Dhoni can play next time too. Nothing can be said.”
The former Indian cricketer also explained why he is saying this. Raina said,
“Dhoni looks fit. He is also batting well in the net. He will decide next year depending on how Dhoni plays this year. But Dhoni may need some time to adapt to the pace of IPL after not playing cricket for the whole year.
Suresh Raina optimistic regarding the comeback of MS Dhoni
He joined the CSK camp in Chennai at the beginning of March. Several videos of him batting in the nets have come to light. It is seen there, Dhoni is hitting a long long six. Raina hopes that Dhoni will maintain this rhythm in IPL as well. He said,
“Everyone has seen Dhoni’s practice video. Hope he will play like this during IPL. Chennai team is also good this time. There are cricketers like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ravindra Jadeja, Ben Stokes, Deepak Chahar. Chennai can be champions again.”
This year’s IPL is going to start from March 31. Chennai will enter the field in the first match. Dhoni will play against Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
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