Mumbai | Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni has turned 40 but he is showing no signs of slowing down. Dhoni easily led CSK to another title by winning the IPL 2021 crown in October this year and CSK now has 4 titles. With November 30 as the deadline to announce the list of players retained by the eight original IPL teams, Dhoni’s future as CSK captain is on everyone’s mind. According to sources, CSK has retained MS at number one. Each team can retain a maximum of 4 players – 3 local and 1 overseas player. CSK is likely to retain skipper MS Dhoni but it remains to be seen whether he will be their first choice, considering the top picks for each team will get the biggest salary. The maximum amount for all the eight teams for the mega auction has been fixed at Rs 90 crore. If a team retains 4 players, then a total of Rs 42 crore will be deducted from its purse and the top player will get Rs 15 crore. ( ms dhoni csk future )
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After Dhoni, Faf du Plessis will take over the captaincy
Recently, while speaking at an honor ceremony in Chennai, Dhoni said that hopefully my last T20 will be in Chennai. Whether it’s next year or in five years’ time, we really don’t know. MS Dhoni retired from international cricket in 2020 but has been leading CSK in the IPL and was the team mentor of the Indian cricket team most recently in the T20 World Cup 2021. Former New Zealand fast bowler and commentator Simon Dole has told Star Sports that when MS Dhoni decides to play his final game, Faf du Plessis will take over the captaincy in April-May next year. This is my thinking and I don’t think MS Dhoni will play the whole season. Faf du Plessis will replace him. But there will be a home game where they will announce that it will be MSD’s last game and Faf will take over from there.
CSK will take these players ( ms dhoni csk future )
Emphasizing that CSK will go for Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Dhoni, Dole said their overseas pick could be veteran opener Faf du Plessis. “Ravindra Jadeja, he is also Mr Chennai. Have to keep it up. From what we saw from Ruturaj Gaikwad, I think he should be retained. You don’t want to let him go anywhere and there is a top-order combination between him and Faf du Plessis. Meanwhile, former India pacer Irfan Pathan disagreed with Simon Dole’s fourth choice of retention for CSK, saying either of their two England all-rounders in Moeen Ali or Sam Curran ahead of 4-time champion Faf du Plessis. would like to maintain. Irfan Pathan felt that MS Dhoni yes, Ravindra Jadeja yes, Ruturaj Gaikwad yes, we can see future in him in terms of leadership. But Faf du Plessis is 37 years old. But it will be either Moeen Ali or Sam Curran for me as the 4th retention. You don’t want to let an all-rounder go. ( ms dhoni csk future )