IPL 2023: I will return to IPL again if my body supports me – Dhoni

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Ahmedabad. After winning the Indian Premier League (IPL) title for the fifth time, Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday said that he would return to play the tournament once again next year if his body permits. can

“This is the best time to announce my retirement but with the amount of love I have received from all sides…it is easy to leave,” Dhoni said after the impressive 5-wicket win over Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad. ‘ on Tuesday. But the hard work will be to work hard for nine months and try to play one more IPL.

Gujarat set a target of 215 runs in front of Chennai on the back of Sai Sudarshan’s (47-ball, 96-run) storming half-century, which was reduced to 171 runs in 15 overs due to rain. Chennai needed 10 runs off the last two balls. Ravindra Jadeja, who had a disappointing performance with the bat throughout the season, hit a six and a four off these two balls to give Chennai victory.

Dhoni said, “It will be a gift from me (to the fans), but it won’t be easy for my body. You get emotional, everyone was calling my name in the first match at CSK. Tears came to my eyes. Gone.’ It takes some time in the dugout. I realized that I need to enjoy it. I think they (the audience) love me so much for who I am, they love me. That I’m grounded, I don’t try to pretend to be something I’m not.”

Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings have equaled Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians for the most IPL titles won. Apart from these two, only Kolkata Knight Riders (two) have won the trophy more than once. Dhoni said, “This is the last part of my career. This tournament is here. [अहमदाबाद में] started with and the whole stadium was chanting my name. It was the same in Chennai, but it will be nice to come back and play to my potential. The kind of cricket I play, they feel they can play that cricket. My playing style is not traditional and I like to keep it simple. I think every trophy or dual series that you win has its own challenges.


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