Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Though Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni has dropped multiple hints about his retirement after Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, his contradictory statements have often baffled fans. The fans along with several experts are wondering over the Captain Col’s future in the cash-rich league when he denied the ‘last season’ claim made by Danny Morrison during toss in the game against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

While fans are left to keep speculating about Dhoni’s retirement, CSK’s batting coach Mike Hussey has made a massive statement on Dhoni’s IPL career going ahead. Hussey recently stated that the 41-year-old wicket-keeper batsman is fit enough to play in the league for the next five years.

“Dhoni is still batting very well. He is still motivated to come into training and work on his game and hitting the ball well. We have seen that he comes late in the innings and finishes things well. He has still got the six-hitting ability. While he is enjoying it and contributing to the team then there is no reason why he can’t keep going for maybe another five years in IPL,” said Hussey during an interview.

Notably, the veteran cricketer has been nursing a knee injury throughout the ongoing edition of IPL. However, despite the injury, Dhoni has kept wickets brilliantly in all the games. He has also played useful cameos towards the end of the innings batting lower down the order.