‘There’s no Reason Why MS Dhoni Can’t Keep Playing for Another 5 Years’: Mike Hussey on CSK Captain’s Future

Written by Sumit Seth

The CSK have arrived in the national capital for their last league game. Batting coach Mike Hussey was assigned to dodge the bouncers from the cricket journos, and when asked about Dhoni’s hereafter in Yellow, the Aussie legend knew what will be the big headline.

Responding to a query, Hussey said the topic – about Dhoni’s retirement – hasn’t been discussed in the dressing room at all. In fact, the batting coach believes that the CSK skipper is batting quite well and has plenty left in the tank.

“This is something that we have not spoken about at all. Is this going to be MS’ last season, we don’t know. Only you make that decision. He hasn’t shared anything like that with the team or coaching staff,” Hussey said.

“From my point of view as a batting coach, he is still batting really well. He is still motivated to keep grinding and working on his game, he is hitting the ball well. We have seen him lighting up the innings and finish things off really well. He has still got that six-hitting ability. So, while he is enjoying it and still contributing to the team, then there is no reason why he can’t keep going, maybe for another 5 years (chuckles)… we don’t know it’s all up to MS,” he added.

Dhoni, as we know him, is a man of surprises. Be it his retirement from the Tests or ODIs and T20Is – they all came out of the blue.

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