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IPL 2020: 'Definitely not', MS Dhoni confirms he hasn't played his last game for CSK

  • Press Trust of India
  • November 1st, 2020
  • 16:19:12 IST

Abu Dhabi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be back in the IPL next year. The World Cup-winning captain confirmed it himself at the toss of Chennai Super Kings' final game of the season on Sunday.

MS Dhoni was expected to play the IPL for at least two seasons after announcing his international retirement on 15 August after the T20 World Cup, to he held in Australia in October-November, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sportzpics

MS Dhoni was expected to play the IPL for at least two seasons after announcing his international retirement on 15 August after the T20 World Cup, to he held in Australia in October-November, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sportzpics

Dhoni made the customary toss tradition a memorable one for his countless fans by confirming that he will be back in the yellow jersey next season.`

"Definitely not," said Dhoni when asked by former New Zealand pacer Danny Morrison if the game against Kings XI Punjab was his last for CSK.

As expected, his terse response sent social media into a frenz.

However, the 39-year-old Dhoni was expected to play the IPL for at least two seasons after announcing his international retirement on 15 August after the T20 World Cup, to he held in Australia in October-November, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dhoni's final India appearance happened to be the 2019 World Cup semifinal against New Zealand.

CSK have had their worst season ever this year and are set to finish at the bottom of the table. It is the first time that the three-time champions have not made the play-offs, showing their remarkable consistency over the years.

The IPL next year is scheduled to be held in the usual April-May window but the dates could change due to the evolving COVID-19 situation around the world.

Updated Date: November 01, 2020 16:19:12 IST

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