Reportedly whether he is playing or not former india captain ms dhoni continues to make headlines with each passing day. After rumours of his retirement started circulating following his removal from the bcci list of contracted players, dhoni was seen back to training in Ranchi. Currently the chennai Super Kings captain is expected to play the IPL 2020 edition which starts in March. Furthermore amongst all this, former bcci president and the current vice-chairman and managing director of india Cements (owners of CSK), N Srinivasan has confirmed that the 'Thala' will play for the same team in the 2021 edition as well.
Srinivasan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo at a recent india Cements event "People keep saying when will he... how long will he play, etc. He will play. I can assure you. He will play this year. Next year he will go the auction; he will be retained. So there is no doubt in anybody's mind". Perhaps after returning to training recently, dhoni stunned jharkhand coach Rajiv Kumar with his fluent batting even as the stumper started training for the first time since India's loss in the semifinal of the 2019 world cup against new zealand in July last year.
Moreover india head coach ravi Shastri had also told recently that despite dhoni remains in contention for the t20 world cup despite not playing international cricket for quite some time. Shastri said "If he decides to play, which he will because he will play the IPL, then he will start with a very fresh mind and very clear ideas. Then you've got to see form. If he has a great IPL and puts himself into contention that 'I'm available for selection', then you don't fool around".