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MS Dhoni New Role: Expectations rise over ‘new role’ with Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2024

MS Dhoni teases mysterious ‘new role’ with Chennai Super Kings before the start of IPL 2024, anticipation at peak.

MS Dhoni New Role
MS Dhoni’s mysterious “new role” with Chennai Super Kings.

Dhoni’s cryptic post fueled speculation

MS Dhoni New Role: Just days before the start of the 2024 Indian Premier League, anticipation has reached its peak over MS Dhoni’s mysterious “new role” with Chennai Super Kings. The iconic captain, who led the ‘Yellow Army’ to their fifth IPL title last year, dropped a charming gesture on Facebook on Monday, which has piqued the curiosity of fans.

The 42-year-old cricket maestro posted, “Can’t wait for the new season and new ‘role’. Stay tuned!” The mysterious message has sparked speculation as to which role Dhoni is referring to, with fans eagerly awaiting the revelation from the CSK skipper.

Dhoni’s evolving IPL journey from captaincy to ‘potential advisor’ new role

Dhoni, who has been a part of the IPL since its inauguration in 2008, is one of the few cricketers who is still actively contributing to the league. After stepping down from the captaincy ahead of the 2021 season, a decline in Chennai’s fortunes led him to resume the leadership role midway through the season. Dhoni’s hinted “new role” is thought to extend beyond captaincy on the field, Which possibly includes an advisory position within the team.

Notably, legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Gautam Gambhir have transitioned into mentorship roles with their respective franchises, Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. Notably, Gambhir has played a similar role with Lucknow Super Giants. The example set by Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid of players working together as captain and mentor for Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals.

Dhoni’s calm attitude regarding his future with CSK in the IPL has increased expectations. While the 16th season was widely considered to be his last season in the ‘Yellow Jersey’, the CSK franchise retained him as captain during the player auction in December.

Dhoni’s social media absence ended ahead of IPL 2024 and his mysterious post has created a stir in the cricket community. Just days before the IPL opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore, CSK raises concerns about the potential new role of the captain.

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The cricket legend’s participation in Anant Ambani and Radhika Merchant’s pre-wedding festivities has been noted, where he was seen enjoying Dandiya with former partner Dwayne Bravo. However, Dhoni is yet to join CSK’s training camp in Chennai, where other players have already started their preparations.

With five IPL titles, Dhoni stands jointly with Rohit Sharma as the most successful captain in the history of the tournament. While fans are eagerly speculating on the nature of Dhoni’s “new role”, there is widespread hope that it does not involve a change of leadership within the CSK camp.

As the 2024 season approaches, the question on everyone’s mind is whether Dhoni’s “new role” will extend beyond the field of play. Considering his previous stint as a mentor with the Indian cricket team during the T20 World Cup in 2021, and the trend of experienced cricketers taking up mentorship roles, Dhoni could take over the mentorship for CSK.

As CSK fans anxiously await further updates, the only certainty is that MS Dhoni’s “new role” will be a defining storyline in the 17th season of the Indian Premier League.

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