Dhoni confirms he will be back for CSK next IPL

Tough going
It was a forgettable campaign for M S Dhoni & Co in IPL 2020. Photo: BCC/IPL

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will return to play for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the former Indian captain confirmed on Sunday.

The 39-year-old called time on an illustrious, trophy-laden career for the national team in August, having not played for India since their semifinal exit at the 50-overs World Cup last year.

CSK captain Dhoni struggled to find form with the bat during the ongoing edition of the IPL with his side failing to make the play-offs for the first time in their history in the T20 tournament.

Speculation has been rife over the future of Dhoni, who led India to World Cup titles in both T20 and one-day formats, as three-time IPL winners Chennai find themselves rooted at the bottom of the eight-team league.

Asked at the toss if Sunday's final league game against Kings XI Punjab was his last in Chennai's yellow jersey, Dhoni gave a prompt reply: "Definitely not".

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