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CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan opens up on MS Dhoni’s IPL future
By SMCS - Dec 25, 2023 9:01 am
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) CEO Kasi Viswanathan commented on the captain MS Dhoni’s future as another season IPL season is all set to begin. Viswanathan also stated that the veteran keeper-batter has not shared his plans and he will likely reveal them to the fans directly as well. However, there were massive speculations during IPL 2023 that it was to be his final season but he strongly hinted at his return for the 2024 edition after leading CSK to their 6th title as well.

CSK CEO
MS Dhoni and CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan

Speaking at the launch of the Junior Super Kings event in Chennai, the CSK boss said that he is not aware of Dhoni’s future plans but the veteran is all set to play the full IPL season.

“That I do not know. See, as far as the captain is concerned, he will answer you directly. He does not tell us what he is going to do. He is doing well now. He has started his rehab. He started working in the gym. And, probably in another 10 days he’ll start working in the nets also. I would say we pretty much got all of our targets. We were planning for Daryl Mitchell. We thought Mustafizur Rahman would be a good bet at our Chepauk wicket, with the side boundary. These were our thoughts but we were not sure whether we would be able get them. Luckily, it turned out to be a good auction for us this time.”

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

He also shared that they see Sameer Rizvi as a probable replacement for Ambati Rayudu. The 2024 edition is most likely to begin on March 22 as well.

“Sameer Rizvi was a targeted player for many of the franchises. We were probably a bit lucky in getting Rizvi. Basically, if you look at it, we are trying to get a replacement for Ambati Rayudu,” he concluded.