Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma recently shared his thoughts on the playing future of former Indian captain and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper MS Dhoni, stating that he believes Dhoni still has a few seasons left in him.
In a press conference on Wednesday, Rohit mentioned that he has been hearing about Dhoni’s potential retirement for the last 2-3 years but still sees him as fit and continuing to play.
With a smile on his face Rohit said, “I don’t know if this is his last season, I have been hearing this for the last 2-3 years and I think he is fit still playing, I think he will consider to play,” Rohit Sharma said at Mumbai Indians press conference.
Dhoni, who is considered one of the fittest Indian cricketers, has consistently defied expectations and continued to grace the cricket field with his presence. Former Australian cricketer and CSK player Shane Watson echoed Rohit’s sentiments, saying that he believes Dhoni can continue to play for the next three to four years due to his exceptional fitness, wicket-keeping, and leadership abilities.
Regarded as a cricketing legend, Dhoni retired as one of India’s most successful captains and has remained active in the Indian Premier League (IPL), leading CSK since the league’s inception in 2008. Under his guidance, the franchise has won four titles, in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021.
Dhoni will captain CSK in their IPL 2023 campaign opener against Gujarat Titans at Narendra Modi Stadium on Friday.
2023 Mumbai Indians IPL Schedule Squad:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Dewald Brevis, Ramandeep Singh, Tilak Varma, Nehal Wadhera, Suryakumar Yadav, Tim David, Shams Mulani, Piyush Chawla, Cameron Green, Kumar Kartikeya, Hrithik Shokeen, Arjun Tendulkar, Ishan Kishan, Tristan Stubbs, Vishnu Vinod, Jofra Archer, Arshad Khan, Jason Behrendorff, Jasprit Bumrah, Raghav Goyal, Duan Jansen, Akash Madhwal and Jhye Richardson