‘We are hoping…’ Michael Hussey makes huge statement on MS Dhoni’s likely IPL future

Former Australia and Chennai Super Kings star Michael Hussey makes a huge statement on the future of MS Dhoni ahead of the final league game for CSK.

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Chennai Super Kings, the defending Indian Premier League (IPL) are set to take on Royal Challengers Bengaluru in their final league phase game. The two teams had begun the season in Chennai with the home team posting a comfortable win. 

MS Dhoni’s every move is keenly being observed as the Indian cricket icon enters what is likely his last season. Former Chennai Super Kings batter turned batting coach has dropped a massive statement on the future of the former CSK skipper. 

Michael Hussey, who was speaking to a podcast named Around the Wicket said that MS Dhoni hasn’t yet revealed his next move. The 42-year-old has entertained the fans with his batting and big hitting this year. 

Michael Hussey’s update on MS Dhoni’s future

Speaking to the 'Around the Wicket Podcast', Michael Hussey had a lot to say about the IPL future of MS Dhoni. The former Australian star said Dhoni has kept his decisions close to his chest and is yet to reveal anything. 

“Your guess is as good as mine at this stage. He keeps his cards very, very close to his chest. We are hoping he does keep going. He is still batting so well. He does prepare well - he gets into the camp very early and hits a lot of balls.”

The former CSK star also said “He has been in good touch all season really. I guess we just got to try to manage him from the body side of things. He had a knee surgery after the last season. So he has been managing that from the initial stage of the tournament” 

Giving his own perspective, Hussey said “From a personal point of view, I hope he keeps going for another couple of years. But we will just have to wait and see. He is the only one who will make that call. And he likes to sort of build the drama a little bit as well. So I wouldn't expect a decision anytime soon”

The highlight of the season for many fans was the way Dhoni has batted giving fans a trip into the memory lane. So far MS Dhoni has played 13 matches this year and scored 136 runs with an average of 68 and a strike rate of 226 with 11 fours and 12 sixes. 

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