New Delhi, During the Indian Premier League 2023, there was a lot of discussion that MS Dhoni will announce his retirement. After defeating Gujarat Titans in the final and making his franchise Chennai Super Kings the champion for the fifth time, he himself said that he wanted to give a gift to the fans by playing one more season. Now again the discussion of his retirement has intensified.
The thing is, CSK has raised the pulse of its fans by releasing a 33 second video of its Twitter handle Captain Cool. It reads Oh Captain My Captain. In this clip, Dhoni can be seen climbing the stairs. In the background are pictures of some of his special moments from IPL 2023, in which he was seen keeping wickets and batting. After the video surfaced, speculations about Dhoni’s retirement have started again.
Commenting on his fans are requesting him not to go. Some fans have written ‘Thala Dhoni’ and dropped an emotional emoji. So one fan wrote ‘If this is a sign of his retirement then we should all respect his decision and celebrate his career’, another fan commented ‘Is he leaving us? No Thala. Please don’t go, please take over the captaincy of CSK’, one wrote in reply to the clip ‘I want to see him play more and win more titles’, while another wrote ‘What kind of emotional video is this? Bro don’t do this we are not ready for this’, others commented getting emotional ‘Please please please don’t leave IPL please… because of you we are going to the matches. No one can take your place.
For us, you are the best captain in the world’. A fan wrote in reply ‘Brother, it’s only been 14 days since he won, so don’t scare him by tweeting. Dhoni was troubled by his knee injury during the 16th season of IPL. Due to this reason he used to come in lower order to bat as well.
Immediately after the tournament ended, he underwent knee surgery, which was a complete success. He is slowly recovering from it. It is believed that Dhoni may be able to play in IPL 2024 as well, but the way CSK has shared a video with a cryptic message, once again the discussion of retirement has been heated.
After winning the IPL 2023, Dhoni said in the representation ceremony that ‘If we go like this, this is the best time to retire. But with the kind of love I’m getting, I think I’d love to play one more season. This is my gift to my fans. I had tears in my eyes because of so much love. As it is, there are still eight-nine months for the next season’.