MS Dhoni “will likely be retained” by Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) within the 2021 IPL public sale regardless of whether or not he performs for India once more or not, asserted former BCCI president N Srinivasan.
The dearth of a BCCI central contract for the two-time former World Cup successful captain has sparked contemporary rumours about his retirement however Srinivasan, who’s the vice-president and managing director of Indian Cements, house owners of CSK, made it clear that Dhoni will proceed to play for his franchise.
“Folks hold saying when will he… how lengthy will he play, and so forth. He’ll play. I can guarantee you. He’ll play this yr. Subsequent yr he’ll go (to) the public sale; he will likely be retained. So there is no such thing as a doubt in anyone’s thoughts,” Srinivasan stated at an India Cements occasion.
Dhoni has been a part of CSK for the reason that IPL’s inaugural version in 2008 and aside from the 2 seasons when the franchise was suspended, the wicket-keeper batsman has led the crew admirably, guiding it to 3 titles.
Dhoni just lately returned to coaching, batting fluently within the Jharkhand crew nets. He was within the A class, which fetches a participant Rs 5 crore as annual retainership, till final yr.
One of many greatest names in Indian cricket, Dhoni led India to 2 world titles — the 2007 World T20 in South Africa and the 2011 ODI World Cup at dwelling.
He has performed 90 Assessments, 350 ODIs and 98 T20 Internationals for India, accumulating over 17,000 runs and effecting a staggering 829 dismissals behind the stumps.