Many cricket fans believe that MS Dhoni would retire from IPL too after the 13th edition of IPL. After announcing his International retirement fans expect massive gameplay from MSD. But CSK executes their worst form in the 13th edition of IPL.
After dismissed via run out in the 2019 World cup Dhoni didn’t play any international matches. In that situation, Dhoni-led CSK is expected to make an outstanding performance in the IPL 2020.
Problems faced by CSK in IPL 2020
CSK faces back to back problems from the beginning of the tournament. Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh withdrew from the IPL 2020 before the tournament starts. The decision of Raina left CSK in search of a left-handed middle-order all-rounder player. Harbhajan who acts as a key spin bowler for CSK too let the ship sink in UAE pitches.
After this, a couple of CSK players were tested COVID-19 positive while in isolation in UAE. In the mid of the tournament, CSK’s all-rounder Bravo too ruled out of IPL 2020 owing to a groin injury.
After facing lots of hurdles CSK beat the MI by 5 wickets in the first match of the IPL 2020. CSK fans were delighted after starting the campaign with a massive winning. But CSK fails to show up their consistency in the followed matches.
Does MS Dhoni retire from IPL?
Though CSK loses its matches continuously fans support were never decreased for MSD as well as for CSK. In the must winning match CSK lost by 7 wickets against Rajasthan Royals. In that match, an unusual thing happens where Dhoni hand over his CSK jersey to Jos Buttler. Notably, this match is the 200th IPL match for MS Dhoni.
Though speculation arises fans consider it as an act of appreciation. Though CSK holds the last position in the points table they still had the opportunity to enter the playoff. Mathematically it can be possible when CSK wins the remaining matches along with the other team’s victory,.
Putting an end to the CSK playoff dreams MI beats CSK by 10 wickets in the 41st IPL 2020 match. After this defeat, CSK’s long-run legacy has been broken. CSK would make it to the playoff in all the IPL it played so far where CSK lifts the trophy 3 times.
Reason for the Dhoni IPL retirement rumor
At the post-match scenario MI all-rounders, Pandya brothers were seen lifting Dhoni’s CSK jersey. The exchange of jersey makes Dhoni fans to feel as this tournament would be the MSD’s last IPL. Though Dhoni didn’t make any official announcement on his IPL retirement fans start to fear regarding this incident.
In addition to this in a post-match talk, Dhoni spells as “Captain can’t run away, so I’ll be playing in all the games,”. This confirms that MSD would play the remaining matches but questions about his participation in IPL 2021. Though retirement from IPL has not yet confirmed by the CSK official or by MSD, fans get in fear.
Dhoni announced his international retirement all of a sudden without any sneak peek. This makes Dhoni fans to fear as he could make the same in the IPL case too.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 23, 2020