RCB vs CSK: “MS Dhoni Likes to Build Drama…”: Michael Hussey on MS Dhoni’s IPL Future - Latest Global News

RCB vs CSK: “MS Dhoni Likes to Build Drama…”: Michael Hussey on MS Dhoni’s IPL Future

Michael Husseythe batting coach of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), revealed this MS Dhoni is keeping his cards to himself regarding his plans in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The former Australian batsman stressed that he, like others, did not know Dhoni’s next move.

As CSK prepares for the crucial IPL 2024 clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Bengaluru on May 18, Dhoni’s future remains uncertain as he is already playing lower in the batting order this season.

Despite the uncertainty over his future, Hussey expressed his wish that the charismatic cricketer should play IPL for at least a few more years. He revealed that Dhoni is still in good form and is performing well with the bat.

MS Dhoni is keeping his cards very, very close to his chest: Michael Hussey

But when the CSK batting coach was asked if Dhoni would be back next year, Hussey stressed that the former India and CSK captain likes to build drama so he and the fans will have to wait for his final call.

Michael Hussey said on ESPN’s ‘Around the Wicket’ about MS Dhoni’s return next season: “Your guess is as good as mine at this point. He keeps his cards very, very close to his chest. We hope he continues. He still hits so well. He prepares well – he comes to camp very early and hits a lot of balls. He’s been in really good spirits all season.”

Many have questioned Dhoni’s decision to bat for CSK in the lower order despite him being in great form with the bat and entertaining fans in the ongoing IPL 2024. And now Hussey revealed that Dhoni’s workload is being managed properly by CSK as he had a knee surgery last year.

Well, the Australian reiterated that we all want Dhoni to play in the IPL for a few more seasons but no one knows his plans and he doesn’t see his final decision coming any time soon.

Michael Hussey hopes MS Dhoni continues for a few more years

Hussey further said: “I guess we’ll just have to try to get him under control from the side of the body. He underwent knee surgery after last season. So he did that from the early stages of the tournament. I know the fans probably want to see him a little higher up the order, but we’ve had to manage him a bit and he’s only coming in at the back end because of this surgery.

Personally, I hope he lasts a few more years. But we’ll just have to wait and see. He’s the only one who will make that call. And he also likes to build up the drama a bit. So I don’t expect a decision any time soon.”

As for Dhoni’s performance in the ongoing IPL, the legendary cricketer has so far scored 136 runs at a strike rate of 226.66 in his 10 appearances in the yellow jersey. It is noteworthy that CSK has performed well under Ruturaj Gaikwad’s captaincy.

The defending champions are currently third in the IPL 2024 points table with 14 points and will be looking to confirm their place in the playoffs by winning their last league game against RCB on May 18.

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