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Dhoni’s Farewell Season – IPL 2024

• 05 Mar, 24 • by Gaurav Sauran
Dhoni’s Farewell Season – IPL 2024

Get ready for the return of the legendary MS Dhoni! The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) kicks off on March 22nd, and all eyes will be on Dhoni as he leads the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK). This year, however, there’s a special buzz – it could be Dhoni’s final season!

Dhoni has been a constant for CSK since the IPL’s beginning in 2008. He’s led them to victory an impressive five times – in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, and most recently, in 2023, and 2 times in Champions League T20 (CLT T20), 2010/11 in South Africa, and 2014/15 in India. This past season, CSK defeated the Gujarat Titans in a thrilling final, proving that age is just a number for Captain Cool.

Speaking of age, Dhoni will be turning 42 this year. Last year, many expected him to retire, but it seems the love of his fans has convinced him to play one more season. This could be the perfect farewell gift for the millions who adore him. Of course, staying fit hasn’t been easy. Dhoni battled a knee injury throughout IPL 2023 and even underwent surgery after the season ended. However, recent training videos show him looking sharp and ready for action. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan assures everyone that Dhoni is fully committed, a man who always keeps his promises.

The opening match on March 22nd will see CSK face off against Royal Challengers Bangalore. It’ll be a special occasion for Dhoni and his fans, a chance to witness him lead his team one last time (maybe!).

Will Dhoni Take on a New Role?

While speculation swirls about Dhoni’s retirement, there are also hints of a possible transition. His recent Facebook post mentioned a “new role” for the upcoming season. Could this be a sign of Dhoni moving into a coaching or mentoring position with CSK? This would allow him to share his vast experience with younger players and stay involved with the team he’s called home for so long.

One thing’s for certain – IPL 2024 will be a significant event for Dhoni and CSK fans alike. Whether it’s his final season as a player or the beginning of a new chapter, Dhoni’s presence promises to make it a memorable IPL season.

Dhoni’s IPL Records

Most Sixes in IPL – 4th (239 sixes)

Most Runs in IPL – 7th (5082 runs)

Most Runs for CSK – 2nd (4508 runs)

Five IPL Titles as Captain

IPL 2024 promises to be an exciting season, with all eyes on Dhoni. Will he lead CSK to a record-breaking sixth title in his farewell year? We’ll have to wait and see, but one thing’s for sure – it’ll be a season to remember!

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