Harbhajan Singh claims that MS Dhoni’s intention to return for IPL 2024 is the biggest news for fans following CSK’s title triumph over GT on Monday.
GT had put on a score of 214 in 20 overs, led by Sai Sudharsan’s 96. Rain would disrupt the game, thus CSK’s goal was reduced to 171 in 15 overs.
Chennai got off to a good start thanks to Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad, while cameos from Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja helped them win the match and their sixth title.
Dhoni’s future has been discussed throughout the IPL 2023 season, but the CSK captain opted to end the speculation after the final.
The CSK captain stated that it would be a present to the fans and that he would return in time for the IPL 2024.
“Are you looking for an answer?” This is the finest time to announce my retirement. But the amount of love I’ve received all over. The simple option would be to go, but the difficult option would be to train hard for 9 months and try to play in another IPL. It would be a gift from me, but it won’t be easy on the body,” Dhoni told reporters minutes before joining his teammates to accept the IPL championship.
Speaking on Star Sports, Harbhajan claimed that Dhoni’s comeback to the IPL next year is the most exciting news for fans. The former spinner predicted that Dhoni will return stronger next year.
Harbhajan also stated that the pressure on CSK to perform would be enormous next year, but that this squad understands how to manage it.
“This is the most exciting news for fans. MS Dhoni will return next year, and he will be in better shape. Fans will get to see their favourite Thala adorn the yellow jersey one more. CSK will have big expectations next year, and this team understands how to deal with that pressure.”