MS Dhoni likely to wrap up his IPL legacy in style this year: Matthew Hayden
Mumbai: Former Australian opener Matthew Hayden says that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will celebrate the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) in a grand manner as their talismanic skipper MS Dhoni will probably play for the last time as a player in the franchise-based T20 league. Former India captain Dhoni has been captaining CSK since the inception of the league in 2008 and has won four trophies for the team.
Talking to ‘Star Sports’, Hayden said, “Look, CSK have been able to find their own unique and special ways to succeed. It was unfortunate that he was out of the tournament for two years but after that he came back and won the IPL when it was not expected. ‘ A way of giving, although the team had the ‘tag’ of relying on some of its players as it retained most of its players.
Hayden said, “For MS Dhoni, I think this year in particular will be special and he will celebrate it in a grand way. I think this will be the end of MS Dhoni’s legacy and he would like to leave in ‘style’ for his fans and fans would also like to see him end in ‘style’.
On the return of CSK to Chepauk Stadium, Hayden said, “IPL will start in 2023 and matches will be played in all stadiums after Kovid-19 across India. It will be wonderful, the ‘Yellow Army’ of supporters (wearing yellow T-shirts) will be seen at Chepauk Stadium.
He said that this would be Dhoni’s last campaign as a player in the IPL. “And their skipper MS Dhoni will surely say ‘goodbye’ to his fans at the Chepauk Stadium for the last time,” he added. It will be one of those moments that will not be forgotten. You can’t imagine, in what numbers they will reach the stadium. Dhoni, who has led the country to two World Cups while leading the Indian team, retired from international cricket in August 2020.