Saturday, April 20

MS Dhoni may give Faf du Plessis the captaincy of CSK: Sanjay Bangar

Sanjay Bangar (Photo Source: Twitter)

Former Indian all-rounder Sanjay Bangar believes that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni will not don the captaincy cap for the franchise in the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). It was earlier speculated that Dhoni would announce his retirement from the IPL even after the 13th edition.

However, while interacting with the presenter in CSK’s last league match against Kings XI Punjab, MS had dispelled all rumors, clarifying that he would appear in the Yellow Outfit again next year. CSK did not start well in IPL 2020 as they failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in their 11-year history.

This has led Sanjay Bangar to come to the conclusion that Dhoni will resign as a captain and hand over the reins to former South African captain Faf du Plessis. Banger further stated that du Plessis is the only option available to the Yellow Army as they will not be able to include any players in the auction who can successfully lead the team.

“As far as I can understand, I think MS Dhoni may not be captain next year and play as a player and for the change to be made against Faf du Plessis at this stage Can give captaincy, ”Bangar said on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.

“Because until now, they have no other choice as a captain and if you talk in the auction or trading out of the team, then no team leaves any player who has the ability to become captain. CSK , “They said.

MS Dhoni thought of relinquishing Indian captaincy after 2011 World Cup

Bangar further revealed that MSD thought of relinquishing the captaincy of the Indian team after winning the 2011 World Cup, however, there was no suitable candidate. Thus, MS decided to continue his tenure as Indian captain and started grooming Virat Kohli For the role. Notably, Dhoni handed Virat the Test captaincy in December 2014, while he stepped down as limited-overs captain in January 2017.

“As far as I know, MS Dhoni must have thought after 2011 whether he should continue captaining the Indian team, but he knew that there are very tough matches in India, after that we had to play in England and Australia and At that time no captaincy candidate was ready, so he only handled that load and at the right time he handed over the captaincy to Virat Kohli and he played even after that.