Kumar Sangakkara suggests how MS Dhoni can regain his form before the next IPL

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Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) have a dismal show in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Alongside the team, the captain MS Dhoni too has been going through a rough patch as well. While Dhoni has won the game several times in the past, he failed to do it this year.

Meanwhile, MS Dhoni’s poor form somehow became the reason for Dhoni’s long absence from international cricket as he announced his retirement on August 15, 2020. However, the next edition of IPL is likely to be played within 6 months, everyone is hoping that the franchise will work on their loopholes to get back in form.

On the other hand, former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who is currently doing the commentary job in the IPL, feels that this might be one of those years when things didn’t go well for MS Dhoni.

“…. you will always have a season or series where you’re off the boil, and this is MS’. It has reflected on the team’s fortunes as well. And it’s something you get to expect. You can over analyse it, you analyse it any which way, it just happens. And it’s happened at the back end of MSD’s career. But that doesn’t make him a lesser player or less important for CSK at all. It’s just one of those phases that he has got to deal with and he’s got to come out of it,” Kumar Sangakkara said to Star Sports on Thursday.

“I am sure he is hungry to keep playing, hungry to perform. Knowing MSD, he would much rather take a team win than a half-century for himself. That’s the way he has been built, that’s the way he has always thought. If he can contribute to it in any way, even by scoring 10 runs he’d be happy,” he added.

“He will, of course, be disappointed with his personal form but with only 2 games to go, I don’t think there is any point in trying to salvage that. It’s about winning games. He can address it after he goes and comes back next year,” he again shared.

“But what he has to do is to play some more super-competitive cricket in between. You can’t have long gaps between your IPL seasons, not playing international cricket or not playing regional or first-class cricket. He has got to be super competitive and play competitive cricket to be in form,” he concluded.

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