With a little over three months remaining before the 2024 IPL season, speculation abounds regarding whether this might be MS Dhoni’s final year in cricket. During the Junior Super Kings event launch in Chennai on Saturday, Viswanathan, when questioned about Dhoni’s future, opted not to divulge details, suggesting that the captain himself would address the matter.
However, Viswanathan did share Dhoni’s return-to-practice schedule, revealing that the captain, who underwent knee surgery earlier this year, has initiated gym sessions and is anticipated to start net practice in early January.
The CEO disclosed plans for Chennai Super Kings, the defending champions, to commence their preparatory camp in the first week of March, anticipating the IPL 2024 season to begin around March 22.
Chennai secured six players at the recent mini-auction in Dubai, including Shardul Thakur, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, and Avanish Rao Aravelly. Viswanathan expressed satisfaction, stating that they essentially acquired all their targeted players, including Daryl Mitchell and Mustafizur Rahman, who were deemed good fits for their Chepauk wicket.
Fortunately, the auction yielded positive outcomes for Chennai Super Kings this time.