Chennai Super Kings batter Ruturaj Gaikwad expressed that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni can play in the Indian Premier League for the next five years. The wicket-keeper batter has kept the fans guessing about his future in the tournament. Under his leadership, the franchise has reached the playoff of the 2023 Indian Premier League.
In a conversation with Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad spoke about his experience of playing under Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He expressed that he is grateful, and hailed the former Indian captain. Ruturaj Gaikwad said in a video shared by the Indian Premier League,
“To be honest, I’m really grateful. To be able to play 50 games under him. If I look back at the journey from the very first game, until now, he has been the same. There is no difference. He has been humble, and open for talks. Every time, anytime you go. To have that confidence of him behind me and I know whatever he is saying or I can go and ask anything that I want. It is exactly what I wanted being a youngster in this atmosphere.”
Devon Conway also praised Mahendra Singh Dhoni and expressed that he gives the players freedom and confidence. He said,
“He has played so much cricket, so respected. If a person of that magnitude has your backing and believes in you, it gives you so much confidence as a player. We’re very lucky to have him.”
MS Dhoni’s knee is all good: Devon Conway
Chennai Super Kings openers Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad also discussed Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s future in the Indian Premier League. There have been rumors about the 2023 season being the wicket-keeper batter’s last. However, Ruturaj Gaikwad expressed that the Chennai Super Kings skipper can play for five more years.
“Hopefully, this is not his last season,” said Conway.
“He is playing five years more,” replied Ruturaj Gaikwad.
“He’s got atleast five years in him, his knee is all good. It’s great to have him and the home fans will be excited to see him,” said Devon Conway.
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