MS Dhoni unsure regarding his resignation

MS Dhoni has stated that his final T20 match will likely be in Chennai, putting an end to rumours about his IPL retirement last Saturday.

Dhoni spoke at the Chennai Super King’s felicitation that his cricket career has always been planned and Ranchi was the site of his last ODI in India. He added that although he is not sure that it will be next year or in five years, he hopes that his final T20 match will take place in Chennai.

Although a CSK official had earlier told his paper that Dhoni will be playing his final match at Chepauk in front of a packed house, the CSK skipper had kept his exit options open. The skipper confirmed this today.

When asked about his association with Chennai, the captain commented that he is a little bit of a nomad; his parents are from Uttarakhand and he was in Ranchi. Later he was relocated to Kharagpur, West Bengal due to his occupation. Dhoni said that his relationship with CSK began in 2008, but his relationship with Chennai began earlier when he had his Test debut here. The skipper said that he had no idea CSK would choose him and he had gone to the auction. Dhoni said that being here had allowed him to gain a better understanding of a foreign culture.

When asked regarding CSK’s fan case, the captain claims it extends far beyond India’s boundaries. He praised the supporters for their sportsmanship and for maintaining the franchise popular with unwavering social media support throughout their two-year absence.

Last year was a difficult year for CSK, as they failed to make the playoffs for the first time. Dhoni stated that the year 2020 provided them with the opportunity to put the club's true personality to the test. It has been smooth-sailing since 2008, and it’s effortless when you’re successful. The captain said this time, the team stepped up to be counted and followed through on their words.

CSK recovered to capture their fourth IPL title of the season. After serving a two-year ban, they displayed a similar level of determination in 2018.

Dhoni was hailed as a hero by great cricketer Kapil Dev, and BCCI secretary Jay Shah disclosed that the former India captain agreed to coach the team during the just finished T20 World Cup without charging a fee. Shah also announced that the IPL's next tournament will be held in India.