MS Dhoni's retirement from the Indian Premier League will essentially put a full stop to his cricketing career, which puts into perspective why the conversation about it never dies down.
This means that he is asked questions about calling it quits almost every day. And today, was no exception.
When asked about his future plans ahead of Chennai Super King's match against Punjab, Dhoni said:
You'll see me in yellow but whether I'll play for CSK, you never know. There are a lot of uncertainties coming up, two new teams are coming, we don't know what the retention rules are and so on.
This comes just a few days after he told a CSK fan that he hopes that he will play his last IPL match in Chennai, hinting that retirement is not in cards next year, and nor is leaving CSK.
"You'll see me in yellow next season but whether I'll be playing for CSK you never know." - MS Dhoni— Shruthi (@Shruthi738) October 7, 2021
Without Msd I won't support @ChennaiIPL 💛🙌🏻
He is everything for @ChennaiIPL pic.twitter.com/ytR74Hourq
So what he said today is a bit puzzling. Does he mean he will be associated with CSK but in some other role? But then he mentioned "new teams".
One can't really guess what's going on in Dhoni's mind, but people out there are expressing their emotions:
MS Dhoni said "You will see me in yellow next season but whether I will be playing for CSK you never know. There are a lot of uncertainties, two new teams are coming, we don't know what the retention rules and more".— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 7, 2021
Please don't let him go CSK 😭🤲— akshayayaya7 (@sharamkardixit) October 7, 2021
I don't want him play for any other franchise man. + I'm pretty sure they would rest him after few matches 🤡 https://t.co/j0QcM3yuNM
So Dhoni is going in the auction most probably. https://t.co/fmPeAbpUEX— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) October 7, 2021
Only time will tell what his plans are.