Mahendra Singh Dhoni has confirmed that Chennai Super Kings’ match against Kings Xi Punjab will not be his last game for the franchise. When asked at the toss before the game whether it could be the last time we see him in the yellow jersey, Dhoni replied saying: “Definitely not.”Dhoni who retired from international cricket before IPL 2020 has had a difficult tournament and saw CSK fail to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in their history.
With CSK’s decision to back the older players backfiring there were question marks over whether Dhoni, who himself is on the wrong side of the thirties, would continue to be part of the team next year. In the last game of the season, (CSK) won the toss and elected to bowl first against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) here at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday. In their last meeting this season, CSK sealed a convincing 10-wicket win against KXIP. CSK are coming into this game on the back of two successive wins (most recent first) - against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). On the other hand, KXIP, who are eyeing a place in the playoffs, saw their five-match winning streak broken against Rajasthan Royals (RR).