WATCH - MS Dhoni coming to US, but hard to convince him for T20 World Cup 2024: Rohit Sharma

Dhoni is still making match-winning contributions for CSK in the ongoing IPL.

MS Dhoni | BCCI-IPLMS Dhoni may have retired from international cricket in 2020, but he continues to rule the roost in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The 42-year-old still has it in him to make match-winning contributions for his IPL side Chennai Super Kings (CSK). In CSK’s last game against Mumbai Indians (MI), Dhoni treated the fans with his blistering cameo.

Dhoni, who came out to bat at No. 6 in the final over of CSK’s innings, went on to smash three consecutive sixes off MI skipper Hardik Pandya. The veteran wicketkeeper slammed 20* off four balls, and that proved to be the exact margin of victory for the defending champions.

In a podcast video doing rounds on social media, Australia legend Adam Gilchrist is seen talking to India skipper Rohit Sharma and former England captain Michael Vaughan on which Indian keeper will be picked for the upcoming T20 World Cup, slated to be held in the West Indies and USA from June to June 29.

Gilchrist said, "Every game, every night everyone is speculating which Indian is going to get a boarding pass to the Caribbean. The keeper-batsman's role is to an extent up for grabs. Amazing amount of young keeper-batsmen at your disposal to pick from. And I reckon the two standouts, two youngsters who are really shining, who I reckon they both gonna have a big future when they grow up, be older and more mature - Dinesh Karthik and MSD. I reckon they're gonna be great players when they grow up."

Gilchrist's sarcastic statement drew funny response from Rohit as well. "Yeah, was quite impressed, quite impressed, specially with Dinesh the way he batted a couple of nights back and Dhoni as well, I mean look he came to play four balls, made a huge impact, got those 20-22 runs and that was eventually the difference in the end," Rohit stated.

"Look it'll be hard to convince MSD for sure to come to West Indies, I guess. He's sick and tired. He's coming to US though, to do something else. He's into golf now, so he's coming to play golf I guess. DK will be easy to convince I guess," he added.

Talking about Dinesh Karthik, he has amassed 226 runs from 7 matches in IPL 2024. In RCB’s last match against SRH at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, the 38-year-old smashed 83 off 35 balls with 7 sixes and 5 fours but he failed to take his team over the line while chasing 288 for victory.


By Salman Anjum - 18 Apr, 2024

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