Speculation of Mahendra Singh Dhoni leaving Chennai Super Kings has come to an end. According to the report, there were speculations that Dhoni might leave CSK in the IPL in 2020, and join the auction process again.
However, the official twitter handle of Chennai Super Kings has responded to the question of put forth by an English new channel, which claimed that the veteran cricketer will sideline himself from the three time champions ahead of the 2020 IPL auctions.
The tweet by the channel asked whether Dhoni wanted to leave Chennai? In response to this tweet, CSK said, ‘No, the country knows that’.
No, the nation knows that! ?
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 27, 2019
Ravi Shastri opens up about Dhoni’s return
Ravi Shastri has opened about the possibility of the return of the veteran cricketer and said that his comeback will depend on how he fares in the upcoming IPL season.
“It all depends on when he starts playing and how he is playing during the IPL. What are the other people doing with the wicket-keeping gloves or what is the form of those players as opposed to Dhoni’s form. The IPL becomes a massive tournament because that could be the last tournament after which more or less your 15 is decided,” Shastri was quoted as saying by New Indian Express.
“There might be one player who might be there and thereabouts in case of an injury or whatever. But your team I would say would be known after the IPL. What I would say is rather than speculating of who is where, wait for the IPL to get over and then you are in a position to take a call on who are the best 17 in the country,” he added.
MS Dhoni last featured in India’s world cup semi final clash against New Zealand where they have to end up on the losing side. After the marquee ICC event, Dhoni made himself unavailable for selection for West Indies tour and went to terrorist prone area of Awantipura in South Kashmir to serve for his army battalion. He further made himself unavailable for selection for the South Africa and Bangladesh tour which made the fans worry about his future with the national team.
The selectors didn’t name him in the West Indies series as well that put question mark on his International career