By India Today Sports Desk: Harbhajan Singh has claimed that MS Dhoni’s decision to be back for IPL 2024 is the biggest news for fans after CSK won the title on Monday with their win over GT.
GT had put on a total of 214 in their 20 overs on the back of Sai Sudharsan’s 96. Rain would interfere in the play and the target for CSK was revised to 171 in 15 overs.
Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad gave the ideal start for Chennai and cameos from Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja helped them win the match and their fifth title.
Dhoni’s future has been a topic of discussion throughout the IPL 2023 season, but the CSK skipper decided to put the talks to rest after the final.
The CSK skipper said that it would be a gift from him to the fans and he would be back in time for IPL 2024.
“Looking for an answer? This is the best time to announce my retirement. But the amount of love I have received all over. The easy thing would be to walk away from here, but the harder thing would be working hard for 9 months and try to play another IPL. It would be a gift from me, won’t be easy on the body,” Dhoni told broadcasters moments before he joined his teammates to collect the IPL trophy.
Speaking on Star Sports, Harbhajan said that Dhoni returning for the IPL next year is the biggest news for fans. The former spinner said that Dhoni would come back next year with better fitness next year.
Harbhajan also claimed that the pressure will be high on CSK next year to perform but said that this team knows how well to handle it.
“This is the biggest news for fans. MS Dhoni will come back next year and he will return with even better fitness. Fans will get to witness their beloved Thala don that yellow jersey again. The expectations are going to be high from CSK next year and this team knows pretty well how to handle that pressure of expectations.”