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Mohammad Kaif believes MS Dhoni isn’t done after IPL 2024 defeat
By SMCS - May 25, 2024 9:10 am
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Former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif said that Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) veteran MS Dhoni might not have played his last IPL game
yet. However, CSK were knocked out of the IPL 2024 playoffs race when Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) beat them by 27 runs in their final league game.

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MS Dhoni was dejected after the loss

However, Kaif opined on the visuals of a disappointed MS Dhoni sitting in the dugout as RCB players celebrated their win as well. The veteran wicketkeeper-batter also later walked off into the dressing room and Kaif felt that MS Dhoni may have the urge to come back once again and finish on a high note as well.

Mohammad Kaif was quoted as saying to PTI about MS Dhoni: “Personally, I don’t think he’s done, he could not win the game (last league match against RCB). In the last over after hitting a six, he got out. You could make out seeing his body language that he seemed very disappointed not winning the game for CSK.”

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MS Dhoni turned back the clock with the helicopter six

While MS Dhoni will be turning 43 in July, Kaif feels as long as he can strike the ball well, age isn’t a factor as well. However, Dhoni scored 161 runs in 14 games at an amazing strike rate of 220.55. Mohammad Kaif also opined on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Shreyas Iyer’s leadership and how it played a massive role as well.

“He (Iyer) missed the whole IPL last year and KKR probably missed his captaincy in 2023. The way he is changing the bowlers, and picking his playing XI, he looks very calm under pressure. In a tournament like the IPL, you have to be very composed, you have to know what’s happening in the game and Iyer has come a long way. He has become a much better captain now,” Mohammad Kaif concluded.