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Kapil Dev Suggest Dhoni to Play More Domestic Matches Before IPL 2021

Indian former world cup winner Kapil Dev advises MS Dhoni to play domestic matches in order to get back to his form.

After playing the last ODI match in the world cup 2019 Dhoni announced his retirement on August 15, 2020. After announcing the retirement MSD fans expect a massive performance from their THALA.

Dhoni-led CSK struggled in IPL 2020

But Dhoni-led CSK failed to make it to the playoffs for the first time in their history where MSD struggles to make good runs.

In the 14 matches he played, Dhoni could only manage 200 runs at an average of 25. The runs also came at a surprising strike rate of just 116.

Dhoni confirm to play in IPL 2021

While playing the last few matches Dhoni distributes his CSK jersey to the young players. Which raises the rumour about his IPL retirement.

MS Dhoni retires from IPL? question rises after he hands his CSK jersey to Pandya brothers
Dhoni hands jersey to Pandya brothers

Regarding the rumour, commentator Danny Morrison had asked Dhoni about his IPL retirement after the toss in their last match of the tournament against KXIP.

Danny asked Dhoni “whether this was the last time he was taking to the field wearing CSK jersey,” Dhoni responded by saying “definitely not”.

Kapil Dev advice to Dhoni

After hearing this not only Dhoni’s fan many former cricketers felt happy regarding his decision. Earlier Sunil Gavaskar advice Dhoni to follow some steps in order to retain his form back.

Now former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev advice Dhoni to play a lot more in the domestic circuit to get his form back.

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev

“If Dhoni decides on playing only IPL every year, then it’s impossible for him to perform. It’s not a good thing to talk about age but at his age (39 years), the more he plays, the more his body will be tuned,” Kapil told ‘ABP News’.

“If you don’t play any cricket for 10 months a year and suddenly play IPL, you can see what happened. You can always have a season up or down if you have played so much cricket. It has happened to someone like Chris Gayle also,” the World Cup-winning former skipper said.

Kapil feels that it’s high time that Dhoni plays some domestic cricket this season.

“He should go back to first-class cricket (domestic List A and T20) and play there.” The straight-talking former all-rounder made it clear that it will be a challenge for Dhoni given that he has already indicated that he is “definitely not” retiring from the IPL.

“If someone has achieved so much, the dip in form does affect and it becomes a challenge. Let’s see how he comes out of it,” Kapil said.

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