MS Dhoni’s “Farewell” Remark After CSK vs KKR Match makes fans emotional


For Chennai Super Kings (CSK), MS Dhoni is still a valuable player despite being 41 years old. In a league game of the 2023 season, the four-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Dhoni’s team won. Even though Dhoni didn’t have much opportunity to play much with the bat on the field, he was still able to make a significant contribution as the captain and wicketkeeper. However, a statement made by Dhoni following the game’s end alarmed many. Although it is not yet known if this will be Dhoni’s final season playing in the IPL, the ‘Thala’ is undoubtedly dropping hints.

Every time the IPL season begins, fans and experts worry if they would ever again see Dhoni wear the CSK uniform. A few days earlier, Dhoni acknowledged that this is the “last phase of his career,” and after the game against KKR, he said, “Farewell.”

“I will just say thanks for the support, they came in big numbers. Most of these guys will come in a KKR jersey next time. They are trying to give me a farewell, so thanks a lot to the crowd,” he said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

Speaking of the match, Dhoni was pretty amused with the way his bowling and batting units have performed in the season so far.

“Fast bowlers are doing their job, so are spinners in the middle. The wicket was short on one side so we needed to get early wickets and keep the pressure. They have plenty of power hitters, so we had to give the respect to the opposition. I have a clear funda, if someone is injured he can’t do anything.

“You just move on and motivate the youngsters to perform. We have been fortunate that all the guys coming in are performing. (On Rahane) We realise the potential of someone when we allow him to bat the way he bats. We give him the freedom, give him the best position. In a team environment, someone has to sacrifice his slot to allow the others to get more comfortable, and allow the team to succeed,” he said.

With the win over KKR, CSK have gone top of the IPL 2023 points table with 5 wins in 7 matches.