Chennai Super Kings became the first team to be eliminated from IPL 2020. MS Dhoni did not have a good season with the bat for CSK scoring 200 runs from 14 games without a fifty-plus score. However, he has promised to come back for one more season with the side.
He will be eying to make up for a damp season with the bat this year when the next season starts. Meanwhile, former Indian skipper Kapil Dev has said that it will be difficult for MS Dhoni to play in the IPL, without any match practice in between.
Difficult To Perform For MS Dhoni From IPL to IPL- Kapil Dev
As per reports in TOI, Kapil Dev, who recently suffered a cardiac arrest, said that it is impossible for Dhoni to come back and play in between IPL seasons. The World Cup-winning skipper believes the legendary cricketer will be in tune if he plays more.
“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.
The former Indian skipper Kapil Dev further stressed on the need for MS Dhoni to play domestic cricket in between IPL seasons to keep match practice and be in the groove.
“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.
MS Dhoni confirmed in CSK’s last league game that he will be back for another season with the franchise. The franchise will also look to rebuild their squad after a disappointing season. This is the first time, CSK will not make it to the playoffs in their history in the league.
Kapil Dev concluded by saying that the next season will be another challenging one for Dhoni given that he is looking for a turnaround.
“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.