Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

There has been speculation among several fans and experts that 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) may be the last edition of the cash-rich league for former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni. 

The veteran wicketkeeper batsman is forced to bat lower down the order because of a knee injury which cropped up again though Dhoni had undergone a surgery last year.

CSK secured a convincing victory against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday to boost their playoffs chances in IPL 2024. The franchise on their social media, had already asked fans to stay back after the conclusion of the game for a special surprise. After the completion of the game, the players and support staff of the team took a victory lap at Chepauk, thanking their fans for the support shown over the years. Dhoni himself smashed tennis balls into the crowd using a tennis racquet, acknowledging the fans’ support.

However, when former CSK star and Dhoni’s India teammate Suresh Raina was asked if this would be Dhoni’s final game in Chennai. In two words, Raina answered the question, saying ‘Definitely Not’.

As Raina is so intimate to Dhoni, fans will be delighted to know that Dhoni may play IPL 2025 with CSK.