The legendary Indian cricketer, VVS Laxman reckons MS Dhoni has the fitness level is good enough to help him continue for three more seasons of the Indian Premier League (IPL) before taking a call on his professional career. Dhoni hasn’t played competitive cricket since July last year and the uncertainty over his international career still looms over with IPL most likely to be postponed or worse canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
IPL would have been the perfect stage for Dhoni to prove his form and fitness to make his international return. But as of now, both Dhoni and the league’s future this year, looks uncertain. However, there’s no doubt over his IPL career, where he captains three-time champions Chennai Super Kings.
During a show on Star Sports, Laxman said, “I think, playing for CSK will keep him going because he’s supremely fit and age is just a number, and especially when someone like MS Dhoni is not only physically fit, but mentally very astute as a captain as a leader he enjoys leading the CSK franchise.”
He further added, “He’s been very successful doing that and as far as Dhoni’s cricket is concerned, I’m sure you’re looking forward to watching him play in the IPL. Not only this IPL, but he will also probably play in the next couple of IPLs, and then we will take a call about his future as a cricketer.”
While Dhoni is yet to talk about his future publicly, there are speculations that the former India captain must have communicated something to the team management. Laxman reckons that the selection panel led by Sunil Joshi will have to sit with Dhoni regarding his India future.
Describing the same, Laxman said, “The new selection committee will have to sit down with MS Dhoni and understand his future, as far as Indian cricket is concerned. But MS Dhoni will continue to play for CSK and do well for CSK.”