The BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Saturday confirmed that IPL 2022 will be played in India. “I know you are all eagerly waiting to watch CSK play at Chepauk. The moment is not very far, the 15th season of the IPL will take place in India & it will be more exciting with new teams joining in. We have a mega auction coming up to see what the new combination looks like”, says Jay Shah during an event in Chennai.
Talking about CSK’s success in IPL 2022, Jay Shah said. “A lot of credit for CSAK’s success over teh years has to go to N Srinivasan as he has stood by his team in the difficult times. I must add that Kasi Viswanathan is like a glue that binds the team together. Season by Season he has navigated the team”.
“How can one take CSK lightly when you have a captain like MS Dhoni. Dhoni is the heartbeat & backbone of CSK. Mahi is the most successful captain India has ever produced. The bond he has made & the legacy he has created will stay for ages”, he added.
IPL 2021 was won by CSK & it was CSK’s fourth title win under MS Dhoni’s leadership. Earlier there were rumors that MS Dhoni will not feature in the IPL 2022 & the 14th edition of the league was his last IPL season. However, MS Dhoni has remained tight-lipped regarding his participation in the IPL 2022.
MS Dhoni has also pointed out that he still has not left behind his legacy clearly hinting that he might just play the next season for CSK.
“Again I have said it before, it depends on BCCI. With two teams coming in, we have to decide what is good for CSK. It’s not about me being there in top-three or four. It’s about making a strong core to ensure the franchise doesn’t suffer. The core group we have to have a hard look to see who can contribute for the next 10 years”, Dhoni told Star Sports at the post-match presentation.
The broadcaster told, “you can be proud of the legacy you have left behind”, Dhoni was quick to respond saying, “Still I haven’t left behind”.
MS Dhoni’s Records & Achievements in IPL
MS Dhoni’s name is synonymous with CSK who has been with the franchise since the inauguration of the IPL in 2008. MS Dhoni has played 220 matches in IPL by amassing 4746 runs at an average of 39.55. He has scored 23 blistering half-centuries during his illustrious career span in the IPL. MS Dhoni has mastermind CSK to their fourth title win. MS Dhoni also became the firts captain to play 300 T20 matches across all T20 formats. In IPL 2021, Dhoni surpassed Dinesh Karthik to become the player with the most number of caught dismissals in IPL history. The Chennai captain played his 10th IPL final (9th with CSK) when the three-time champions squared off against KKR at Dubai. Besides leading India in 72 matches, Dhoni has captained CSK in 214 games.
He has also become the second captain to win more than three IPL trophies after Rohit Sharma. The fourth IPL title win also marked Dhoni’s 8th trophy in T20 Cricket which is the most by a captain. Besides winning four IPL titles with CSK, Dhoni also guided the Men In Yellow to two trophy triumphs in the Champions League T20. Dhoni also led India to T20I World Cup glory in 2007. The charismatic leader has taken CSK to the pioneer of success.