MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings is a marriage made in heaven: Aakash Chopra

MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings is a marriage made in heaven: Aakash Chopra

One of the most successful captains of world cricket decided to call it quits from international cricket on August 15.

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Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni during a practice session. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have had the honour of lifting the IPL trophy thrice so far and are still trying hard to clinch it for the 4th time. Though the franchise has been swimming in a pool of miseries for quite some time, the skipper still looks unfazed, gearing up for the mega event slated to begin on September 19. Firstly contingent members tested COVID-19 positive, and then two of their key players pulled back owing to personal reasons.

With ace batsman Suresh Raina and veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh not being there with the Yellow Army, it seems challenging, but Captain Cool is ready for all of this. Such is the impact of the Ranchi stalwart on the team, he has been taking care of since the inception of the IPL. So here is one tough question, what will happen to CSK when MSD will retire from this format?

“The franchise will become half if Dhoni the captain and Dhoni the player is not there. So this problem will be there with this team,” said former cricketer Aakash Chopra in the latest video put on his YouTube channel.

“At some stage, he will call it quits, then Chennai Super Kings will be at a huge loss even if not being half the side. Because of the way that team has been managed by Dhoni, no one can do that.”

He will be always there for CSK in some form: Chopra

The commentator feels that whoever next takes up the charge of CSK will have Dhoni’s protection but will also have to shoulder responsibilities like him somewhat. If he won’t be there as a player, he will definitely be a part of the team somehow.

“I do feel that whoever becomes the next captain or plays for CSK, will have MS Dhoni’s protection. Because Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings is a marriage made in heaven.”

“So he will be there, if not a captain, as a brand ambassador or mentor, he will be there in the CSKs’ dugout is what I feel, and they will need him.” One of the most successful captains of world cricket decided to call it quits from the international format of the game on August 15.