Former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan shared his opinion on whether the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 might be the final season for MS Dhoni in the league. Pathan thinks Dhoni, despite being 40 years old, is still in excellent shape and should continue playing in the tournament for a few more seasons.
All eyes will be on MS Dhoni as he leads the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2024. With Dhoni turning 40, many wonder if this will be his final season in the tournament. After the IPL 2023, Dhoni addressed questions about his future, bringing happiness to fans by stating he’ll push himself for another season as a token of gratitude for their unwavering support.
Given his illustrious career, it wouldn’t come as a shock if the forthcoming IPL edition marks the final season for MS Dhoni in the tournament. Dhoni stands as one of the premier players in the league’s history and shares the record for the most successful captaincy with five titles alongside Rohit Sharma.
Dhoni’s pivotal role in shaping Chennai Super Kings (CSK) into a powerhouse franchise is undeniable. His leadership on and off the field has been instrumental in elevating CSK’s status in franchise cricket. Should he bid adieu after the upcoming season, it would undoubtedly create a significant void in the team, both in terms of leadership and as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
Irfan Pathan On MS Dhoni Playing His Last Season Of IPL In 2024
When questioned about MS Dhoni’s potential last season in the league, Irfan Pathan revealed he recently met with the wicketkeeper-batsman, who appeared incredibly fit. Pathan expressed hope that Dhoni would prolong his tenure for the benefit of the franchise and its supporters.
Speaking about the same on Star Sports, Pathan said: “Definitely not (Will this be his last season?). I met him about a month ago. He had long hair, he is growing his hair. He is going back to the old times and looking supremely fit. For a guy, who is past 40 and still looking so fit. I really hope for his sake, for his franchise’s sake and all the fans’ sake, he continues to play.”
Irfan Pathan also mentioned that even if MS Dhoni were to play with just one leg, fans would still adore him and enjoy watching him in action. He said:
“I said it… obviously, it was over-the-top, even if MS Dhoni plays on one leg, people will still like to see him play. If this is his last season, I really want him to go out on a high. I feel he will never go out of IPL, he will never go out of CSK. CSK is Dhoni, Dhoni is CSK. It’s the same thing.”