IPL 2022: MS Dhoni Finally Answered Whether He Will Play In IPL 2023 Or Not

‘Has MS Dhoni played his last match for Chennai Super Kings?‘. Well, this is a question that continues to pop up again and again. As Chennai Super Kings is playing its last game of the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League on Friday against Rajasthan Royals, Thala’s fans were waiting anxiously for him to clear the speculations himself.

Yes, on Friday, MS Dhoni finally put an end to his retirement speculations, saying that he would come back strong next year. Dhoni also spoke about how retiring after this season would be unfair to the fans in Chennai.

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Well, ahead of the CSK’s final game in this IPL, Dhoni was asked whether he would be returning next year. Responding to this, Dhoni ended all the speculations, he said:

“Definitely . It’s a simple reason: it will be unfair to not play in Chennai and say thank you [to the fans]. Mumbai is one place where, as a team and as an individual, I have got a lot of love and affection. But it wouldn’t be nice to the CSK fans,”

He added:

“And also, hopefully next year there will be an opportunity where the teams will be travelling so it will be a like thank you to all the different places where we will be playing games at different venues. Whether it will be my last year or not that’s a big question, because you know we can’t really predict about something two years down the line. But definitely I’ll be working hard to come back strong next year,” 

Talking about Chennai Super Kings, the team has already been knocked out of the playoffs race. CSK is currently sitting in the 9th position on the IPL 2022 points table, having won just 4 wins in 13 matches so far. This is only the second time in the history of IPL that CSK has not made the playoffs.

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