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Will MS Dhoni play in IPL 2025? Has MS Dhoni retired?

By Kaif - May 20, 2024 - Last updated on May 20, 2024 03:13 PM
Will MS Dhoni play in IPL 2025? Has MS Dhoni retired?

Former Indian batsman Robin Uthappa believes that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) legend MS Dhoni will want to come back and play in the next season of IPL after being ruled out of the 2024 edition against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on May 18. RCB defeated CSK by 27 runs in this match and confirmed its place in the playoffs. With this defeat, CSK's journey this season ended.

Dhoni was in great form throughout the season, but due to a knee injury he was not able to bat in the upper order in any match. Nevertheless, the 42-year-old finished the season with an average of 53.66 and a strike rate of 220.54 in 14 outings. So let us know whether MS Dhoni will play in IPL 2025? And has MS Dhoni retired?

Has MS Dhoni retired?

MS Dhoni

The journey of defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has ended in the league stage in IPL 2024. The team had to face defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in its last group-stage match. It is believed that this is the last IPL of former CSK captain MS Dhoni and he will not play in this tournament any further. Now a statement from a CSK official has come out in which he has rejected the speculations about Mahi's retirement.

Dhoni has reached his home in Ranchi amid reports of retirement. According to media reports, Dhoni has not yet given any information to the franchise about his future. He has asked the team management to wait for a few months before making a final decision. The source said Dhoni has not currently talked to anyone in CSK about leaving IPL. He has told the team management that he will wait for a few months before making any decision. He has not faced any problems in running which is a good thing for him.

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Will MS Dhoni play in IPL 2025?

MS Dhoni

After CSK's exit from IPL 2024, Robin Uthappa spoke about Dhoni's future on JioCinema. “I don't think we've seen the last of MS,” he said. He is not a person who takes these things lightly. He will definitely come roaring back. Even with the storyline, I have only seen him bat in the last 4 or 5 overs, there is a reason for that.

He had a calf injury which he initially thought was probably a minor injury, but it forced him to pull himself together and, as he often does, in international cricket and for CSK, he tried to be useful and Figured out a way to contribute for CSK.”

MS Dhoni Retiring? : This season, there was a lot of criticism regarding the Impact Player rule in which some players including Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli raised questions on this rule. The Impact Player rule may also play a role in Dhoni's decision to retire. If this rule remains in the IPL, then Dhoni can play further also because with this he can remain associated with the team. However, if this rule is abolished then it will be difficult for Dhoni to play further. CSK official said, we will wait for Dhoni's statement. He has always taken decisions keeping in mind the best interests of the team. Let's see what happens next. If seen accordingly, MS Dhoni can play IPL 2024.

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