Anil Kumble opens up on MS Dhoni’s participation in IPL 2024

MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble

Amidst the fervent speculation surrounding MS Dhoni‘s participation in the IPL 2024, the Chennai Super Kings have delivered a significant indication of the legend’s potential presence by including him in their retention list ahead of the upcoming IPL 2024 auction. The announcement has sparked excitement among cricket enthusiasts as they eagerly await confirmation of the wicketkeeper-batter’s continued association with the Chennai-based franchise in the forthcoming cricket carnival.

As anticipation reaches a crescendo, Indian veteran Anil Kumble, a respected figure in the cricketing world, has added to the buzz by sharing his noteworthy opinion on Dhoni’s likely appearance in the next IPL season.

‘If he makes himself ready, he will play the full season’: Anil Kumble on MS Dhoni

Kumble discussed Dhoni’s current situation, mentioning his recent knee surgery and the necessity for hard work in the recovery process. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the crackerjack’s future, the spin maestro highlighted Dhoni’s characteristic tendency to keep his decisions close to the chest, as seen in his retirement from international cricket.

“He has undergone a knee surgery, he has to work hard, but he is someone who will not give you any clue about when he is going to leave. We have seen that with the way he left international cricket too. I am sure the fans and the players want him to go all the way. I am sure if he is ready if he makes himself ready, he will play the full season,” Kumble said while speaking on Jio Cinema.

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‘It’s not going to be easy’: Anil Kumble

Kumble cited the previous season as a notable example, acknowledging that despite not being 100 percent fit, Dhoni showcased exceptional performance both behind and in front of the stumps.

“I think last year was a classic example, we all know he was not 100 percent fit, but yet he managed to be at his best behind the stumps, in front of the stumps. You have time, but he has hardly played any cricket. It’s not going to be easy,” the 53-year-old added.

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