Dubai: MS Dhoni may not be at his best with the bat and behind the stumps. In such a situation, speculations are being made whether CSK will retain the old Dhoni? It will be interesting to see if CSK shows faith in Dhoni and retains him ahead of the mega auction. Also read- IPL 2021: This state show of MS Dhoni DRS is no longer ‘Dhoni review system’
Former South African fast bowler Dale Steyn was asked this question on ESPNCricinfo’s ‘Polite Inquiries’ and he answered it. “Do you think MS Dhoni will sustain himself for CSK next year considering his current form?” This question was asked by a Twitter user. Also Read – IPL 2021: Stephen Fleming on out-of-form MS Dhoni’s batting during DC vs CSK match
Calling Dhoni the ‘boss of Chennai’, Steyn said that he might come back in 2022 if he leads CSK to the title this year. “He is the boss of Chennai. When you think of Chennai, you think of MS Dhoni. and you know what? They have a few games left and are almost in the final. But we didn’t see Dhoni doing anything. If he scores the winning run in the final, you can guarantee that he will take the gloves off for Chennai in next year’s IPL,” Steyn said. Also Read – T20 World Cup: ‘Don’t Think India Can Compete’ – Former Pakistan Cricketer Abdul Razzaq Predicts Loss To Virat Kohli & Co
Meanwhile, Dhoni scored 18 runs in 27 balls against Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Monday. The CSK skipper could not hit a single boundary and struggled during his stay in the middle.
After the three-wicket loss, Dhoni described CSK as 15 runs short and also revealed that the pitch was slow and scoring runs was not easy.
He said, ‘We were looking to reach 150. We had a good stage around the 15-16th over after losing a few wickets. We failed to accelerate. I thought it was a tough pitch. Anything closer to 150 would have been a good score. It is a two pace wicket. Not that it has become too slow. Can’t just play my shots. The Delhi batsmen did the same,” Dhoni said in the post-match presentation.