CSK captain Dhoni on Sunday, cleared the air on the rumors of his retirement from the IPL by announcing that he will “definitely not” retire from the IPL & will comeback in the next season with full zest. CSK’s star batsman FAF Du Plessis also feels that the Former Indian Captain should play in the IPL as he is still fit & motivated.
“Definitely not,” is what Dhoni had replied when asked whether the match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) was his last game for the franchise in IPL. Du Plessis said when you talk about CSK, MS Dhoni comes to your mind. The former Captain said Dhoni’s yesterday answer tells you how motivated he is to play the mega event next year.
“When you think CSK you think of MS Dhoni and also because IPL needs MS Dhoni to play, the fans love him so much so why not. He still feels motivated and to pitch up every day and come and do… being a big player comes with a lot of expectation and a lot of pressure,” Du Plessis told teammate Lungi Ngidi during a chat for IPLT20.com
“That answer told you he is very much motivated to come back stronger next year. There have been a few rumors floating around I have seen of him possibly retiring. So that answer was possibly a hell no straightaway,” he added.
Gaikwad & Du Plessis played stupendous knocks of 62 & 48 & took CSK towards glorious victory of nine wickets at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday. With this loss, KXIP has been knocked out of the IPL playoff race. KXIP team has 12 points scored from 14 matches while CSK also has the same number of points from as many matches.