Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), the captain of the Chennai Super Kings, may end his IPL journey with the 2023 season, according to hints he has already given.
Fans from various states are showing their support for Dhoni, indicating their desire to give him a memorable farewell as their favorite player. Meanwhile, Australian cricket legend Brett Lee has made a significant statement amidst all this.
Brett Lee, the renowned former fast bowler, believes that the inclusion of impact players in the IPL presents an opportunity for Dhoni to extend his playing career by one or two more seasons. Lee expressed that while no one wishes for heroes or icons to retire, he thinks that the impact player rule may allow Dhoni to continue playing for a little while longer. According to Lee, this would be beneficial for the sport.
“Dhoni might play for one or two more years due to the impact players rule. It’s great for the game. You never want these heroes of the game to get retired whether it’s his last year or not,” said the former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pacer.
Brett Lee commended the widespread admiration of MS Dhoni’s fan base, noting that it extends far beyond India to the rest of the world. Lee expressed no surprise at the devotion shown by Dhoni’s followers, given the iconic player’s status in the cricket world.
Lee believes that the adoration and support that Dhoni receives this season will benefit the game of cricket.
This season, Dhoni is playing the role of a finisher for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He hasn’t faced too many balls so far, but whenever he comes to bat, he hits sixes for sure. MS Dhoni himself has admitted that he is in the final phase of his career. It is being said that this is MS Dhoni’s last season as a player and he can announce retirement after the end of the season.