Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni underwent the mandatory covid test on Wednesday as per the reports. The micro praxis lab at private Guru Nanak hospital took his sample in Ranchi. Also, with Dhoni, another CSK player Monu Kumar Singh also gave his samples.
Since IPL will be played amid corona crisis, the board has directed all the franchises to conduct covid tests to their contingents.
With covid still showing no signs of slowing down, BCCI has shifted the tournament abroad for the first time since 2014. This time, however, United Arab Emirates will host the entire tournament unlike 2014 when the nation hosted only few games.
On the other hand, the preparations are in full swing by all the teams. The management has already directed players to undergo quarantine and are conducting covid tests actively. The board will soon release a SOP to all the eight different franchises.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni will join the training camp in Chennai once his sample results are out. The team will then fly to Dubai probably somewhere during next week.
Dhoni Should Make Most Out of IPL 2020
MS Dhoni has had a tough time since the world cup last year. The selectors seemed to have moved on from the legendary cricketer. However, Dhoni utilized this time to spend quality time with his family.
There is still a good chance for MS Dhoni to play the T20 world cup next year in India. However, in order to force his way back into Indian team, Dhoni has to make the most out of IPL 2020.
A proper IPL with both bat and captaincy will definitely make a strong case in his favor.
Dhoni is still one of the most fittest cricketers in the world even at the age of 39. There has been views that Dhoni can still play well into his 40s courtesy of impressive fitness levels.
Chennai Super Kings management are also looking to retain Dhoni for at least a couple of seasons. CEO of Chennai Super Kings, Kasi Viswanathan has hinted that the team could keep hold of Dhoni up to 2022.
“We don’t worry about him at all. Yes, we can expect MS Dhoni to be part of both (IPL 2020 and 2021) and probably for even the next year, 2022,” Viswanathan told India Today.
“I am getting updates through the media only, saying he has been training in Jharkhand in indoor nets. But we don’t have to worry about the skipper, boss. We don’t worry about him at all. He knows his responsibilities and he will take care of himself and the team.”