Chennai Super Kings are likely to preserve their time-honoured captain MS Dhoni for the next three IPL seasons.
Aside from Dhoni, the franchise is set to keep all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, who played imperative roles as Chennai Super Kings secured the 2021 IPL title.
As per BCCI rules, each team is permitted to keep a maximum of four players. CSK is also in touch with England all-rounder Moeen Ali to come on board.
CSK preserving Dhoni would not come as an eye-opener, chiefly with the brand value he brings to the team. At a current CSK event, Dhoni had vouched that his last T20 game will be in Chennai, putting his IPL retirement hypothesis to bed.
“I have always planned my cricket. My last ODI in India was in Ranchi. Hopefully, my last T20 will be in Chennai. Whether it’s next year or in five years’ time, I don’t know,” Dhoni had stated.