Age is just a number. CSK skipper Dhoni has yet again proved it. Retired from international cricket, he perhaps in his last outing for Men in Yellow has led them to finals. Super Kings tamed a tenacious Gujarat Giants by 15 runs on a sticky surface to enter their 10th IPL final on Tuesday and extend their remarkable consistency in the tournament. CSK did well to reach 172 for 7 on a slow pitch in Qualifier 1 after Hardik Pandya opted to bowl.
With Dhoni’s retirement being a major discussion among his fans and experts, many have also indulged in celebrating Dhoni’s rich legacy. Dhoni himself said, I have 8-9 months to decide. Why take that headache now. I’ll always be there for CSK, where it’s playing or something outside. Dhoni has had an issue with his knee all through the season and was seen wearing a brace after CSK’s final league game. While he hasn’t missed a match, he has had trouble running between wickets.
I will always be there for CSK, whether that is in the playing form or sitting somewhere outside…I don’t really know. Frankly, it takes a heavy toll. I have been out of home for literally four months. January 31 was when I got out of the house, finished my work, and started practicing from March. It takes a lot, but I have ample time to decide.’Dhoni and CSK now travel from Chennai to Ahmedabad for their tenth IPL final in 14 seasons. When asked whether an IPL final now felt like just another game, Dhoni said it did not.