MS Dhoni stated he is not yet prepared to retire. The announcement was made during the post-game presentation, during which MS Dhoni stated that leaving would be the simple option, but that working hard for nine months in order to try to play in another IPL would be more difficult.
Looking for an answer? (He asks Harsha Bhogle after the latter asks him about his legacy)
“This is the best time to announce my retirement. But the amount of love I have received all over. The easy thing would be to walk away from here, but the harder thing would be working hard for 9 months and try to play another IPL. It would be a gift from me, won’t be easy on the body. You do get emotional, the first game at CSK everyone was chanting my name. My eyes were full of water, I needed to take some time off in the dugout. I realised I need to enjoy this,” MS Dhoni stated.
When Mohit Sharma removed MS Dhoni with the first ball of the IPL 2023 championship match, the stadium went silent. MS Dhoni was unable to contribute anything. Some people’s eyes were clearly filled with emotions when MS Dhoni headed back to the pavilion. Finally, Ravindra Jadeja fulfilled MS Dhoni’s request, and Shivam Dubey made sure CSK finished the pursuit.