MS Dhoni's swan song pushed back into playlist? | Cricket News


The legend said CSK he will need some time before taking the last call
CHENNAI: It rarely happens that a 110-yard six that comes out of the ground becomes counterproductive for the batting team. But that's exactly what happened MS Dhoni And Super Kings of Chennai at Bangalore Chinnaswamy Stadium on Saturday when the legend hit left-arm pacer Yash Dayal for a huge six off the first ball of the last over.
“The ball was lost and had to be replaced. Dayal got a drier ball and suddenly batting became difficult,” a senior CSK official told TOI. This meant that Dhoni could not connect the all-important second six of the match and fulfill his promise to his fans to play his last match. initial loading match in Chepauk.
The 42-year-old was devastated after the defeat and was one of the first to leave the city for Ranchi on Sunday morning. But in the CSK camp, it is still believed that Saturday's defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore perhaps it wasn't Dhoni's last.

“Dhoni has not told anyone at CSK that he is resigning. He has told the management that he will wait for a few months before taking a final call,” said a source close to the matter.
What gives hope to the CSK management is that Dhoni will fulfill his promise of playing his last match at Chepauk is his form with the bat and wicket. Even on Saturday, he scored 25 runs at a strike rate of almost 200, which was better than Ravindra Jadeja. or Shivam Dube – the team’s designated hitters.

Dhoni also bowled four overs and was comfortable in his running between the wickets – the torn calf he was playing with was gradually healing over the course of the tournament. “He didn’t feel any discomfort while running between the wickets and that’s a plus,” the source said.
A major auction will take place next year and teams could be allowed to keep a maximum of five players. There are four CSK players… Ruturaj Gaikwad, Jadeja, Dube and Matheesha Pathirana – who are sure-fire retentions. In this case, Dhoni could very well go for the lowest retention slot without tying up too much money for new players to be bought on the auction table.
The “Impact sub” rule can play a role
Additionally, Dhoni might wait to see if the 'impact sub' rule is abolished by the BCCI for the next IPL. This rule gives Dhoni the flexibility to play the extra batter while saving himself for the final two overs, when he doesn't have to do too much running. If the BCCI removes this rule, it may not be very viable for a team to have a batter exclusively for just 12 balls. His frankness seems to have left the decision to him. “We will wait for Dhoni's communication. He always has the best interest of the team in mind, let's see what happens,” the CSK official said.



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