Speculation over whether IPL 2023 marked Dhoni’s final appearance for the Chennai Super Kings took a backseat as the legendary captain, who led India to victory in the 2011 World Cup, confirmed his availability for the upcoming season. .
As the IPL 2024 gears up to kick off on March 22, CSK took to their social media platforms to share a momentous event – the unveiling of the iconic number 7 jersey, emblazoned with Dhoni’s name, in a grand ceremony.
CSK made it to the playoffs twelve times in fourteen seasons, cementing their status as a consistent challenger for the IPL trophy.
With five titles each, the Dhoni-led team shares the record for most titles won in the history of the tournament with the Mumbai Indians (MI).
Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar also expressed his unwavering confidence in CSK’s ability to break into the IPL 2024 playoffs again.
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“If you see the purchases they made at the auction table, the aspects they had to strengthen, it seemed like they were lacking a little in bowling last year and in batting they also had to strengthen the middle order a little after Ambati’s retirement. “Rayudu, they have done all that. They have a good combination of youth and experience,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports.
“So, I think CSK will definitely be in the top four as always. You can’t say that any team is ‘definitely yes’ as favourites. However, the way Chennai Super Kings have performed for so many years, it is They have qualified in 12 of the 16 editions, so it is likely to happen for the 13th time,” the former India captain added.