Amidst rumors about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s potential retirement from cricket ahead of IPL 2024, former South African cricketer AB de Villiers has offered insights into the matter. Despite Dhoni’s age, which some speculate could pose challenges, his recent performances in IPL have been far from indicating an end to his career.
De Villiers expressed contentment upon seeing Dhoni’s name in the retention list before the IPL. There had been fervent discussions regarding Dhoni’s probable exit from the cricketing arena, but De Villiers hinted otherwise.
Here are the Retained Players of all 🔟 teams of #IPL 2024!
Which side according to you is the strongest heading into the IPL Auction 🤔 pic.twitter.com/cIMs3dpgBd
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) November 27, 2023
He shared his belief that Dhoni could potentially grace the IPL stage for at least three more seasons, astonishing fans with his continued presence in the sport.
Despite a visible strapping on his knee throughout the last IPL season, Dhoni’s leadership steered the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to clinch their sixth IPL title.
Yellove Again for the Summer of 2024! 🦁🔜 pic.twitter.com/x8f3d3vvON
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 26, 2023
This impressive feat, achieved despite the apparent physical challenges, stands as a testament to Dhoni’s exceptional skills and his unyielding determination on the field.
AB de Villiers, who had been an integral part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for an extended period, acknowledged Dhoni’s extraordinary contribution to the sport. Despite not securing an IPL title with RCB, De Villiers emphasized the immense value Dhoni has added to his team, recognizing his unparalleled legacy.