Speculation about whether IPL 2023 would be Dhoni's final appearance for Chennai Super Kings was put to rest when the legendary captain who led India to victory in the 2011 World Cup confirmed his availability for the upcoming season.
In form of ipl 2024 In the run-up to the start on March 22, CSK shared a momentous event on their social media platforms – the unveiling of the iconic No. 7 jersey adorned with Dhoni's name in a grand ceremony.
CSK have made the playoffs twelve times in fourteen seasons, cementing their position as consistent challengers for the IPL trophy.
With five titles each, the Dhoni-led side shares the record with Mumbai Indians (MI) for the most titles won in the history of the tournament.
Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar also expressed his unwavering faith in CSK's ability to make it to the IPL 2024 playoffs once again.
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“If you look at their purchases at the auction table, the aspects they had to strengthen, it seems they were a bit lacking in bowling last year and also in batting they had to strengthen the middle order a bit after the retirement of Ambati Rayudu He has done it all, he has done it all. He has a good mix of youth and experience,” Gavaskar said on Star Sports.
“So, I think CSK will definitely finish in the top four like always. You can't say 'definitely yes' to any team as a favourite. However, the way Chennai Super Kings have done for so many years Have performed, they have qualified in 12 out of 12. 16 editions. So this is likely to be the 13th time,'' said the former Indian captain.