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MS Dhoni will be retained by CSK, says Srinivasan

Putting end to speculations, N Srinivasan said that MS Dhoni will play for CSK in the 2020 edition of the IPL whether or not he plays for India again.

“People keep saying when will he… how long will he play, etc. He will play. I can assure you. He will play this year. Next year he will go the auction; he will be retained. So there is no doubt in anybody’s mind,” Srinivasan said at a recent India Cements event.

Dhoni hasn’t played for India since the 2019  World Cup semi-final against New Zealand and recently lost his BCCI contract, putting his International career in jeopardy. Ravi Shastri, the head coach, had said that Dhoni will be in contention for a spot if he did well at the IPL.

“If he decides to play, which he will because he will play the IPL, then he will start with a very fresh mind and very clear ideas,” Shastri told India Today in an interview. “Then you’ve got to see form. If he has a great IPL and puts himself into contention that ‘I’m available for selection’, then you don’t fool around.”

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