When Danny Morrison questioned MS Dhoni on if the current IPL 2023 season would be his last as captain of the Chennai Super Kings, Dhoni shocked everyone by giving a comprehensive update on his future in the IPL. In the days leading up to CSK's Wednesday encounter against Lucknow Super Giants at the Ekana Stadium, Dhoni responded to host Danny Morrison in a pretty cryptic manner.
Morrison's claim was refuted by Dhoni, who insinuated that he may stay on for another year or two by noting that he didn't indicate it was his last IPL season. After Morrison tried to get a response from Dhoni regarding his future, the former Indian opener Virender Sehwag offered a direct response.
The 41-year-old wicketkeeper batsman called right and chose to bowl first immediately after the coin toss, which is when the event occurred. Even though the game was being played in Lucknow, the crowd erupted in jubilation as Dhoni won the toss.
As Dhoni approaches retirement, there has been a lot of speculation regarding his future. Morrison posed the million-dollar question to the famous player, and in his characteristically nasty style, the CSK captain had an astounding response.
How are you finding your last, magnificent swansong tour? In response to Morrison's question, Dhoni said, “Well, you have decided it's my last.”
The remark elicited yet another thunderous shout from the Lucknow crowd. In response, Sehwag, who has shared a dressing room with Dhoni, thought that analysts and broadcasters should stop pestering the legendary player about his future and leave him alone.
“I simply don't get it… why even ask, you ask? Why do you have to ask him even if it was last year? Let him handle it; it's his call. Sehwag said something on Cricbuzz.
“Perhaps Morrison only needed confirmation from Dhoni that this was truly his last season. Only MS Dhoni knows whether this is his last season or not, continued the illustrious Indian opener.
The captain of the Chennai Super Kings, who are now in third position in the IPL 2023 points standings and aiming to win their fifth championship this year, continues to successfully guide his team.