CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan opens up about Dhoni’s Future in Franchise

CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan opens up about Dhoni's Future in Franchise

Amidst speculation surrounding MS Dhoni ‘s future in the Indian Premier League (IPL), CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has offered a tantalizing insight into the cricketing legend’s plans. In an intriguing statement, Viswanathan hints at what could potentially be MS Dhoni‘s last season in IPL 2024. The friendly revelation adds a layer of excitement and nostalgia for fans as they contemplate the possibility of bidding farewell to one of the game’s greatest icons.

Will IPL 2024 Be MS Dhoni 's Last Season? CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan Says "He Will..."

MS Dhoni ‘s Last IPL

As MS Dhoni undergoes rehabilitation after knee surgery, and with only three months remaining until the commencement of the IPL 2024 season, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are in a time-sensitive situation to ensure his full fitness. The mini-auction, held in Dubai on December 19, has set the stage for another thrilling edition of the Indian Premier League, with all teams now actively preparing. At 41 years of age, the possibility of MS Dhoni retiring from the IPL at any moment concerns fans. Notably, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan recently addressed the retirement question in an interview with the Indian Express.

Will IPL 2024 Be MS Dhoni 's Last Season? CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan Says "He Will..."

Quoted by Indian Express, Viswanathan said, “That I do not know. See, as far as the captain is concerned, he will answer you directly. He does not tell us what he is going to do.”

Viswanathan further added, “He is doing well now. He has started his rehab. He started working in the gym. And, probably in another 10 days he’ll start working in the nets also.”

Fans scrutinized Dhoni’s status for IPL 2024 due to his participation in the previous season while nursing an injured knee. Following that season, he underwent a successful knee surgery earlier this year. There were also rumors circulating that the last season might have been Dhoni’s final appearance in the IPL.

The CSK Squad

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL 2024 squad includes players such as Ajay Mandal, Ajinkya Rahane, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, Mukesh Choudhary, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shaik Rasheed, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, and Avanish Rao Aravelly.

Will IPL 2024 Be MS Dhoni 's Last Season? CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan Says "He Will..."

During the auction, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) acquired players through the following transactions: Rachin Ravindra was secured for Rs. 1.8 crore, Shardul Thakur for Rs. 4 crore, Daryl Mitchell for Rs. 14 crores, Sameer Rizvi for Rs. 8.40 crore, Mustafizur Rahman for Rs. 2 crore, and Avanish Rao Aravelly for Rs. 20 lakh.

As anticipation builds around MS Dhoni’s potential farewell season, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan’s enigmatic remarks keep fans on the edge. While the cricketing maestro gears up for IPL 2024 after successful rehab, his future remains a closely guarded secret. The upcoming season unfolds as a potential farewell, adding a nostalgic layer to the cricketing saga. Fans await Dhoni’s revelation, creating an atmosphere of suspense and excitement as they brace for what could be the end of an era.

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