While everyone is excited about the comeback of MS Dhoni in the IPL 2020, the CEO of CSK said that he could be part of the team even in 2022. This is big news for Dhoni fans as they have been waiting to see Dhoni in action since India’s exit of the 2019 World Cup.
As expected MS Dhoni will be soon playing cricket in the yellow jersey in the upcoming IPL in Dubai. Before flying to UAE, Chennai Super Kings are scheduled to host a camp from August 16 to 20 so in all likelihood Dhoni will be hitting the ground after months on August 16. He joined the team’s camp in March as well just before the pandemic forced the game to take a long pause. All eyes are on the 39-year-old former captain as he is all set to make a much-awaited return to competitive cricket. After India’s defeat in the semi-final of the 2019 World Cup against New Zealand, Dhoni went for a long sabbatical. He never really commented anything on his comeback but kept himself unavailable for selection for the rest of 2019. Even the earlier months of this year did not see any communication from his end. So he was all set to come back with the IPL 2020.
The league was initially scheduled to begin on March 29. In the wake of the deadly COVID-19, now the IPL 2020 is going to have a delayed start; it will be played in UAE from September 19 to November 10.
Dhoni to play 2022 IPL?
The chief executive officer of Chennai Super Kings meanwhile sounded confident while speaking about the maestro. Kasi Viswanathan said, “We don’t worry about him at all.” He further added, “Yes. We can expect MS Dhoni to be part of both (IPL 2020 and 2021) and probably for even the next year. 2022.” He was also asked about Dhoni’s training to which he replied, “I am getting updates through the media only, saying he has been training in Jharkhand in indoor nets. But we don’t have to worry about the skipper, boss. We don’t worry about him at all. He knows his responsibilities and he will take care of himself and the team.”
Viswanathan also told about the camp which Dhoni is expected to join as well. “It will be a skill-based plus training camp. It can’t immediately start off with skills because they are coming back after a long off.”