Sidhu — IPL Will Never Be Same After Virat & Dhoni’s Retirement

Looks like CSK’s legendary former captain, MS Dhoni, is up for his retirement. He had a tough time with his knee injury. Still, he led the defending champion team, Chennai Super Kings. Unfortunately, Bengaluru knocked them! And CSK couldn’t make it to the playoffs. A tough break for the five-time champs!

After the last league match, Dhoni seemed very disappointed for CSK. On the other hand, Virat feels shocked about not making it to Qualifier 2.

Navjot Singh Sidhu about Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni Retirement

Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu spoke on the Star Sports channel. He said IPL is not going to be the same after MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli leave. Which meant about the nearing retirement! And, Dhoni’s Retirement is putting all MSD fans in confusion. Was this league the last playing of Dhoni?

Although, Sidhu was 100% right! But it is very sad for the mutual fans of these 2 great cricketers.

Sidhu was saying,

“MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli are like the lifelines and pillars of the Indian Premier League. After they leave, we will not see IPL like how it is now”.

He further added that

“These 2 legendary cricketers made us love this T20 league. So, it is our honour and luck to see MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli playing in this league”.

Dhoni Influences Fans and BCCI too!

MS Dhoni not just influenced millions of fans but also the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India). He plays a main role in selecting the next Indian Team head coach. We know that CSK (Chennai Super Kings) is out of the IPL 2024. Now, the BCCI is ready to ask for Dhoni’s help. They want Dhoni to convince the 5-times champion team CSK’s head coach Stephen Fleming.

According to sources, the Indian Cricket Board first chose Stephen Fleming, but he could not commit till 2027. This former New Zealand captain has been head coach of CSK since 2008. And, he is happy with his short service in many T20 leagues all over the world.

Fleming is the head coach for TSK (Texas Super Kings) in Major League Cricket, USA. Also, he heads JSK (Joburg Super Kings) in SA20, South Africa. And, he is the head coach of the Southern Brave in ‘The Hundred’.

No matter what! Even if Dhoni is nearing his retirement, his influence is stronger. This shows he is a great, valuable asset to the nation and the BCCI.

CSK CEO opens up on MS Dhoni’s Retirement

Chennai Super Kings is a successful team with 5-time championships. CSK is not competing in the IPL playoffs for the 3rd time. The defending champions lost to RCB with a 27-run difference. And, they played the match at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. MS Dhoni scored 25 runs off 13 balls and then walked out of the ground. After that, rumours and concerns started spreading about his retirement.

Kasi Viswanathan — the CEO of Chennai Super Kings, has now opened up about Dhoni’s retirement. He says, “There were no discussions about Dhoni’s retirement in the dressing room. We have never asked Dhoni about this, and even he has not told us anything about this. Whenever Dhoni decides, he will be informing us. And, until then, we are not going to interfere”.

Sources have confirmed that MS Dhoni might be travelling to London. Over a long time, he had been suffering from knee issues, which reflected during the IPL also. So, he will be getting his muscle tear surgery done in London.

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Conclusion

Dhoni is not perfectly alright! But he wants to continue to play cricket. He will be able to decide that only after his treatment. It might take 6 months or more for Dhoni to recover after the treatment.

Chennai Super Kings ended their run in the IPL. Right after this, the CSK fans, analysts, and experts started making predictions. They are concerned whether this would be Dhoni’s last season for the franchise.

But Dhoni has not opened up about this. So let us wait for the legendary cricketer to himself announce. Anyhow, fans are wishing him to continue to play cricket. Above all, the captain cool’s fitness is important. Keeping all this in mind, Dhoni himself might soon come up with his decision.

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