Chennai Super Kings became the first team to be knocked out of IPL 2020. They are currently sitting eighth on the points table with 8 points from 12 games. Also, this is the first time in 13 seasons that the Men in Yellow will not qualify for the playoffs.
There are talks already in the CSK management of revamping the squad keeping in mind for the future. MS Dhoni has repeatedly spoken about not doing the basics right in the games that they have lost so far. However, former CSK and India player Ashish Nehra does not see the CSK squad getting changed next season.
CSK won’t shuffle too much – Ashish Nehra
Talking to India Today, Ashish Nehra said that one bad season does not take away the legacy of Chennai Super Kings as a team. He further said that a leader like MS Dhoni, knows how to bring the best out of his players and he will return strong next season.
“I don’t think so (big reshuffle happening next year). 30-35 is not old. Somebody like me, I played IPL until I was 39. And if with my body, as a fast bowler, I can play at the age of 39, they can play for longer. Maybe Shane Watson… we still hope that he is there next year. But apart from that, I don’t think they will look to shuffle it too much,” said Nehra .
He further said that CSK fans would like to see the CSK of old. The same sentiment was echoed by Kris Srikkanth in a media interaction before.
“MS Dhoni knows how to take it in his stride. We are talking about a guy who is mentally strong. I don’t think it’s that big a deal for him. Every time, you don’t qualify it hurts. But I hope we see MS Dhoni again and see the same old CSK,” Ashish Nehra further added.
Meanwhile, CSK CEO Kasi Vishwanathan has confirmed that MS Dhoni will be available for another IPL season and he will be back leading CSK.