CHENNAI: After Chennai Super Kings (CSK) reached the Indian Premier League (IPL) final for the 10th time, charismatic captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said whether he continues to play or not, he will always choose to stay with the Chennai team. Regarding retirement, he also said that I have 8-9 months to think about it, so why bother now. Harsh Bhogle asked Dhoni at the award ceremony after the 15-run win over Gujarat Titans in IPL Qualifier 1 if he would play here in Chennai again. Then Dhoni said that I don’t know, I have eight-nine months to take a decision. I have plenty of time to think, so I don’t want to give myself a headache thinking about it right now.
- Whether I play in IPL or not, I will always choose to be with Chennai Super Kings: Dhoni
- IPL has a lot of impact, I have been away from home for the last four months because of it: CSK captain
- I have eight-nine months to decide on retirement
The four-time champion Chennai skipper said, “Whether it is playing on the field for Chennai or sitting outside the boundary, I would prefer to be with Chennai.” He said that the next IPL auction is in December. Will think then. I have been away from home since January this year, started practicing since March. He added that to be honest, the IPL has a lot of impact. I have been away from home for the past four months. I’ve been out of the house since January and practicing since March, so I’ll think about what’s next.