MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings have been a constant with one another ever since Indian Premier League kicked off 14 seasons back. But as IPL 2021 heads towards the business end, it’s anyone’s guess whether this partnership will continue into 2022 or not! It is a question on every fan’s mind as to whether he will be available for IPL 2022.
In 2020, Dhoni has already announced his retirement from international cricket and, recently was appointed as the mentor of Team India for the upcoming T20 World Cup in October 2021.
Dhoni is already 40 years of age and there is massive talk going on about how long he will continue in yellow. Brad Hogg says that there’s been a significant drop off in Dhoni’s performance and he may call it quits after this IPL. He attributes the change to slowing reflexes, which have become less acute than they were before his retirement.
“I think he’s going to retire at the end of the year from IPL cricket. The way he got out to Chakravarthy the other day with the wrong un’, there was a huge gap between bat and pad. I think the reflexes of the 40-year-old are just starting to wane. His keeping has been sensational,” Hogg said on his YouTube channel.
“It’s good for Indian cricket and CSK that he is still going because of his leadership out in the middle. He’s keeping things calm and helped Jadeja grow as a cricketer and developing youngsters as well. Just the way that he walked off, that body language, there was a glint in his eye that said I think I’ve just lost that sharpness,” he further added.
Hogg further added that MS Dhoni might move into a management role for Chennai Super Kings – perhaps as a coach.
“At the age of 40 and with the role that he’s got with the Indian Cricket Team going into that T20 World Cup, I think he’ll move into a management role or even the head coach of CSK,” he concluded.
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