In world of cricket, MS Dhoni is a legend. The captain of the Chennai Super Kings, who won three ICC championships while in charge of the team, is the most successful Indian cricket captain in history. Dhoni has been a mainstay for CSK in the Indian Premier League (IPL), even though he retired from international cricket in 2020.
The IPL 2023 may be Dhoni’s final season, according to widespread rumours. The support for Dhoni and CSK has been overwhelming, whether it is in Kolkata, Jaipur, or Lucknow. This is the ‘final phase’ of Dhoni’s career, he claimed. However, neither Dhoni nor CSK have provided an official denial regarding the matter.
MSD keeps everyone guessing 😉
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 3, 2023
Danny Morrison posed the following question to Dhoni at the toss of the IPL 2023 match in Lucknow against the Lucknow Super Giants: “Clearly this fantastic swansong trip, your final. What do you think about it?
“You have decided it is my last,” MS Dhoni stated (laughing). Not me. We’ll bowl first. We’ll try to bowl first because the wicket was covered and it looks a little nasty. You must view the venue and all of the conditions. Deepak (Chahar), who is healthy for us, replaces Akash (Singh). The rest of the team is same.”
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 3, 2023
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of Chennai Super Kings, won the toss and decided to bowl first in their IPL encounter against Lucknow Super Giants on this particular day.
As regular captain KL Rahul is recovering from a serious thigh injury, LSG all-rounder Krunal Pandya is serving as the team’s captain.
Deepak Chahar, has been substituted in for Akash Singh by CSK, while Manan Vohra and Karan Sharma have been added to the playing lineup by LSG.