IPL 2020: Watch CSK captain MS Dhoni smash five sixes as he gets ready for season 13
Dhoni’s training video for CSK has brought Twitter to a meltdown, with the 38-year-old wicketkeeping batsman showing he is still capable of smacking the ball out of the park.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni might not have played competitive cricket for months but the former Indian captain has certainly not lost his magic with the bat. The Chennai Super Kings captain, who has overseen multiple trophy-winning campaigns for the Chennai-based franchise, was seen smashing multiple sixes during a practice session at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.
BALL 1⃣ - SIX— Star Sports Tamil (@StarSportsTamil) March 6, 2020
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A video of Dhoni’s training uploaded by Star Sports Tamil has brought Twitter to a meltdown, with the 38-year-old wicketkeeping batsman showing he is still more than capable of smacking the ball out of the park. In the clip, Dhoni is seen smashing five consecutive sixes at the nets.
The big-hitting in the nets will help to suppress the wide-spreading rumour that Dhoni will retire at the end of the tournament in May. The likes of BCCI president Saurav Ganguly and 1983 World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev have stressed on the importance of looking at the future with the T20 World Cup fast approaching but in Dhoni India have an established middle-order batsman who can keep a calm head in difficult situations. A good performance in the Indian Premier League can catapult the Jharkhand-born cricketer's chances to make it to the Indian squad for the T20 World Cup -- a title he won for the country back in 2007.
With the 13th edition of the IPL is just three weeks away and the fans will be eagerly awaiting CSK captain MS Dhoni's return to cricket. He last played competitive cricket in the semifinal loss against New Zealand in the 2019 ODI World Cup. Chennai's first match of the season will be away against arch rivals Mumbai Indians on March 29.