But will he?
Well, ChatGPT – the open AI – has an interesting take on this.
When we asked ChatGPT whether Dhoni will retire from the IPL, it said: “As an AI language model, I do not have access to MS Dhoni’s personal plans or decisions. Only Dhoni himself can answer this question. However, it is worth noting that MS Dhoni has retired from international cricket in August 2020 and is currently only playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Therefore, it is possible that he may retire from IPL after the 2023 season, but it is purely speculative at this point. We will have to wait for an official announcement from Dhoni himself or his team to know for sure.”
So only time will tell whether Dhoni hangs his gloves or keeps on entertaining us for more years.
Though age is not on his side at 41, many think he is still fit enough to play for many more years.
Recently, former Australia batter Shane Watson said that Dhoni is fit to play for the next 3 to 4 years and is the main reason that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is successful. “I heard that this is the last IPL of MS Dhoni but I don’t think. MS Dhoni can continue to play for the next three to four years. He is still very fit and batting and wicket-keeping really well. His leadership is something that is as good as his game. His fitness and mind-reading of the game make him a good leader. His skills on the ground are awesome. He is one of the main reasons that CSK is successful,” Shane Watson told ANI.
To recap, Dhoni has led the franchise to four titles in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. The Captain Cool has also played for the Rising Pune Supergiant from 2016-17. He was even a part of the side which finished as runners-up in 2017 under Steve Smith’s captaincy.
In IPL 2022, Dhoni scored his first fifty in Indian Premier League since 2019. Last year, the captain who has led the Men in Yellow to four IPL titles amassed 232 runs at a strike rate of 123.40 and an average of 33.14.
CSK will take on the defending champions Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League 2023 opener. They would want to make the 2023 edition, which could be Dhoni’s final in CSK colours, memorable.
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