IPL 2024
MS Dhoni Dejected After CSK Loss, Skips Handshakes – Retirement Rumors Swirl
By CricShots - May 19, 2024 1:04 pm
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MS Dhoni’s future in the IPL remains up in the air after Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) heartbreaking loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Saturday. The defeat knocked CSK out of IPL 2024 playoffs, leaving fans wondering if they’ve seen the last of Dhoni in the yellow jersey.

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While Virat Kohli and RCB celebrated their dramatic comeback into the playoffs, all eyes were on Dhoni, CSK’s captain. Chasing a stiff target, Dhoni’s six off the first ball of the final over ignited a flicker of hope for CSK fans. However, his dismissal in the very next delivery left him visibly dejected.

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This public display of disappointment was a rare sight for Dhoni, known for his composure. He even punched his bat in frustration after his dismissal, a gesture uncharacteristic of the usually calm cricketer. This outburst spoke volumes about Dhoni’s desire to win and perhaps play a final IPL season in Chennai.

MS Dhoni has a history of making personal announcements on his own terms, and speculation about his retirement is nothing new. This loss will undoubtedly require time for him to process. However, former teammates Suresh Raina and Robin Uthappa believe Dhoni will return for another season.

 

The silence from Dhoni himself adds to the mystery. Interestingly, his last Test and ODI for India were both affected by rain, leaving his international farewell incomplete. Meanwhile, CSK released a special video as a tribute to Dhoni, showcasing the immense love and respect he commands from fans across India.

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The video featured Dhoni’s voice from previous seasons, highlighting his deep connection with his supporters. With the IPL season over for CSK, all eyes are now on Dhoni’s next move. Will he return for another year or call it a day on his illustrious IPL career? Only time will tell.