Former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni is still an active player as he is currently plying his trade for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Dhoni resigned as the CSK skipper before the 2022 season, passing on the baton to Ravindra Jadeja, but will continue to play as a wicket-keeper batter.
The tournament opener of IPL 2022 was played between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the fans were pleasantly surprised to see MS Dhoni finding back his Midas touch as a typical MS-innings took the team’s total to 131 runs. The 40-year-old smashed an IPL fifty after a gap of two years but it went in vain as KKR breezed past the target in the 19th over.
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As CSK took the field in the second innings of the match, it was the wicket-keeping gloves of MS Dhoni that stole a lot of limelight. Instead of the camouflage ones, ‘Thala’ was seen donning the orange-colored gloves, which he used to prefer in the early days of his international career.
Vintage SS Orange gloves! @MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/tFyJ4ANoXA
— Dhoni Army TN™ (@DhoniArmyTN) March 25, 2022
With MS Dhoni being at the far end of his career, this could be a hint that he has made up his mind and IPL 2022 will be his last season. Although there is no confirmation regarding this, he is known to shock the cricketing fraternity through his announcements.
Meanwhile, CSK gave their campaign a poor start, suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of KKR. No batter barring, MS Dhoni fared well as the side could register mere 131 runs in 20 overs.
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KKR comfortably chased down the target as their opener Ajinkya Rahane scored 44 runs off 34 deliveries. He was well aided by the middle-order batters as KKR managed to get over the line with more than an over to spare. Dhoni will now be seen in action on March 31 as Chennai Super Kings will lock horns with Lucknow Super Giants at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.