Good news for MS Dhoni fans. Former India captain, who retired from international cricket in 2020, is going to play at least 2 more IPLs. Indian Premier League season 2021 is not going to be the final season for Mahendra Singh Dhoni; he is likely to be part of Chennai Super Kings in 2022, too. The CEO of the Chennai Super Kings franchise recently said, “I don’t think it is going to be his final year. This is my personal view and I don’t think we are looking at anybody now.” He also confirmed that all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who has recovered from the thumb injury, is likely to play IPL 2022 for their franchise.
Three-time champions CSK had the worst-ever experience last season as it finished as the seventh team in the points table. Suresh Raina pulled out his candidature and the side had early setbacks in the last edition. However, they are going to start this season with new enthusiasm. The first match of Chennai Super Kings is against Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals, which is going to be held in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Chennai Super Kings Probable playing XI in the 1st match
MS Dhoni (C), Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gayakwad, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
“My first match as captain will be against Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni). It will be a good experience for me as I have learned a lot from him. I’ll apply my own experience and learning from him,” Rishabh Pant had said recently.
Delhi Capitals Probable playing XI in the 1st match
Rishabh Pant (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Prithvi Shaw, Steven Smith, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Amit Mishra, Chris Woakes
Furthermore, the former India captain is ready to produce an animated spy series as “Captain 7”. As per the show producer, the first season of that series will be based on the life of MS Dhoni. It, which is currently under pre-production, is going to launch its first season in 2022. It will highlight the other passions of Mahendra Singh Dhoni along with cricket. The spy series is billed as the country’s first “animated spy universe.”
Captain 7 is a joint venture between Sakshi Singh Dhoni’s production house Dhoni Entertainment Pvt Ltd and Black White Orange Brands Pvt Ltd. According to Sakshi Singh Dhoni, it will be a show full of adventure.