Former England spinner Grim Swann thinks Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni should not be replaced before next year’s mega auction.
Speaking to Star Sports Network, Swann said CSK must retain the experienced cricketer as the three-time IPL-winning captain has brought a lot to the table even though he is a shadow of his former soul as a batsman. Swann says:
“I really want to. He’s more than just a CSK player. CSK is not CSK without Dhoni.”
Dhoni recently said that fans will see him play his last game. Commenting on the same, former Indian seamer Ajit Agarkar said that if ISL wanted to take part in a lucrative league next season, it would be good for the IPL.
However, Agarkar added that it will all depend on how many players each franchise can retain or whether RTM will be approved before the next auction. Agarkar says:
“I think yes, he has said before that he definitely wants to play in front of Chennai fans. Of course, it’s great for the IPL too. He also wants to do well as a player. But it will all depend on retention and match rights. Positive. The fact that he still wants to play is a good thing for CSK. “
On Thursday, Dhoni endured another weak pursuit with the bat, as he was hit by Ravi Vishnu’s googly in an innings of 12 off 15 balls.
“There is a lot of uncertainty” – MS Dhoni about the future of his game
Meanwhile, Dhoni commented on his IPL future on Thursday when he said in the toss that he was not sure about CSK returning to the set-up as a player. He said:
“Next season you will see me in yellow, but you never know if I will play for CSK. There is a lot of uncertainty with the arrival of two new teams. We will wait for it to happen and hopefully it will be good for everyone. “
Although Dhoni led CSK brilliantly, leading the former champions to the play-offs, his struggle as a batsman was to be seen by all this season. The legendary cricketer has scored just 96 runs in 10 innings at an average of 13.71 and a strike rate of 95.05.