As we inch nearer to the IPL 2020, all eyes will probably be on Chennai Tremendous Kings captain MS Dhoni, who will return to enjoying cricket for the primary time since India’s World Cup exit final 12 months. Whereas Dhoni’s return is an indication that he should still have some cricket left in him, CEO of the franchise Kasi Viswanathan has hinted on the former India captain persevering with until 2022 in addition to offering surety for no less than the approaching couple of seasons. (Full protection of IPL 2020)
“We don’t fear about him in any respect. Sure, we are able to count on MS Dhoni to be a part of each (IPL 2020 and 2021) and possibly for even the subsequent 12 months, 2022,” Viswanathan advised India At present. “I get updates by means of the media solely, saying he has been coaching in Jharkhand in indoor nets. However we don’t have to fret in regards to the skipper, boss. We don’t fear about him in any respect. He is aware of his duties and he’ll care for himself and the staff.”
Days after Suresh Raina mentioned Dhoni’s ‘helicopters’ are anticipated to be out quickly, it appears as if his former CSK and India captain has taken Raina’s phrases severely. On Friday, studies emerged that Dhoni hit the bottom working in a bid to arrange for the IPL, hitting the JSCA indoor facility forward of the staff’s departure. As a consequence of lockdown and social distancing, there aren’t too many bowlers accessible in Ranchi in the meanwhile, so Dhoni has taken to going through bowling machines in the meanwhile.
Viswanathan isn’t the primary to foretell Dhoni’s future with CSK. In January this 12 months, the shortage of a central contract for Dhoni sparked rumours of his retirement however N Srinivasan confirmed that the previous skipper will probably be main the staff in IPL 2021. “Dhoni will play this 12 months, subsequent 12 months he’ll go to the public sale and we are going to retain him,” N Srinivasan throughout an occasion.
In the meantime, Viswanathan touched upon the preparations which are to ensure that CSK and their coaching within the UAE. The CEO confirmed that the staff will attain Chennai on August 16, earlier than leaving for the Emirates 5 days later (August 21), the place their base camp will probably be in Dubai.
“The staff will begin training at Chepauk largely by August 16. Dhoni and Raina, together with different staff members, would arrive by August 14-15, and we might depart for UAE round August 21,” he mentioned. “Will probably be a skill-based plus coaching camp. It could’t instantly begin off with abilities as a result of they’re coming again after an extended off.”