MS. Dhoni has not played competitive cricket since India’s 2019 World Cup exit in the UK. The former Indian Captain who led the prestigious IPL title thrice was ready to lead the Chennai based T20 franchise in the cash-rich league but the COVID-19 Pandemic got postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
MS. Dhoni’s CSK teammate Suresh Raina revealed that the former Indian Captain preparations were different this time when he came on the field in practice sessions earlier in March. The best thing was, Rayudu, myself, Mahi bhai, and Murali were batting in a group and Mahi bhai bats for long hours when he is in Chennai for about 2-4 hours. But this time he was just not getting tired of batting,” Suresh Raina said to a sports channel.
“He had a very tight schedule with the gym in the morning followed by batting for long three hours in the evening. When you spend the day at the nets from gym workouts to fielding workouts to batting then the next morning it leads to some stiffness in the body”.
“We are at that stage when the body has become a little slower and you have to put in the extra effort and work for five hours for a three-hour training so that you can play a four-hour match without getting tired,” Raina said.
“But this time his preparations were quite different, I have played with him for years with the national team & IPL getting ready but this time he was really different, I just hope that the matches can start quickly then the world can notice how prepared is MS.Dhoni & the world will see what I saw myself in the two months of camp that we had. When someone works hard, then the prayers and blessings find their way to them,” he added.
The talk about Dhoni’s future is doing rounds this week when a hashtag started trending on Twitter #DhoniRetires. The IPL which is postponed indefinitely will be held in the September-October window if the scheduled T20 World Cup doesn’t take place in Australia.