IPL 2023 has started a specific trend. On the first day, it was seen in Ahmedabad, followed by Wankhede, Eden Gardens and Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium.
Despite their respective teams receiving the majority of the support on most of their home match days. The venues turn into a sea of yellow when playing Chennai Super Kings.
On those match days, the crowd chants the name of just one player—”The Man, The Myth, The Legend,” MS Dhoni—so much so that CSK jerseys are sold in large quantities outside these venues.
“Main trophy jeetke ek saal aur khelunga,” MS Dhoni said to Raina
And the reason for this is that, despite it being widely believed that this is the legendary player’s final IPL campaign. Dhoni actually told Suresh Raina what he had said. When he was questioned about his future with CSK on Monday.
Following the trophy presentation. In the midst of speculation about his retirement, Raina shares MS Dhoni’s heartbreaking one-liner on the IPL’s future.
Which season will be Dhoni’s last has long been a topic of discussion among cricket fans, experts and seasoned players. The issue came up when the wicketkeeper-batter announced his retirement from international cricket two years ago.
And it was brought up once more before the start of the current season. The CSK management has remained mum on the subject, despite Dhoni’s occasional hints at the possibility.
After playing alongside Dhoni for CSK and Team India. Raina, an IPL expert on JioCinema, revealed the captain’s exact words. During their final meeting in IPL 2023 on Monday.
The CSK captain told Raina, “Main trophy jeetke ek saal aur khelunga (After winning the trophy, I will play one more year),” which not only reveals his IPL strategy but also demonstrates how confident he is about winning the team’s fifth championship.
When CSK played LSG in Lucknow earlier last week, presenter and former cricketer Danny Morrison asked Dhoni directly, “How are you enjoying this wonderful swansong tour, your last?”.
The 41-year-old replied with a smile, “Well, you’ve decided it’s my last. “You hear that, he is going to come back again next year,” Morrison continued after a brief moment of stupor, pointing back at the Lucknow crowd.
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