Brian Lara says “He’s the biggest brand in India alongside Virat Kohli.” Lara believes in the three-time IPL winning franchise Chennai. They will look to retain their MS Dhoni for the 15th season of the IPL in 2022. The Jharkhand-born wicketkeeper-batsman has been synonymous with CSK. Since the beginning of the cash-rich league in 2008, captaining the franchise to the eight finals. Dhoni has amassed 4728 runs. At an impressive average of 39.4 runs per match in 218 IPL matches for Chennai Super Kings.
Moreover, Lara is one of the all-time legends of the game. Also, a line with Dhoni the biggest brand in Indian cricket. Alongside in current Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Kohli. Lara explains that despite underperforming with the bat this season. It is too late for the Chennai Super Kings captain.
“I mean it’s not just franchise cricket in India. This is a brand. Dhoni, along with Virat Kohli, is the two biggest brands in India. Obviously, you want to pick the best team and you want to make sure that everybody is fit and everybody is capable of performing at the highest level. Yes, Dhoni has underperformed this season but it’s not the end of the road for him,” Brian Lara said.
Brian Lara’s statement came to light. After Dhoni, they himself made a critical divulgence. At the toss during CSK’s previous encounter against the Punjab Kings. MS Dhoni disclosed the uncertainties about him. Also, the players not knowing about the retention policies next year.
“Well you can see me in yellow, but whether I’ll be playing for CSK – there are a lot of uncertainties around it for a simple reason that we have two new teams coming up. We don’t know the retention policy. We don’t know how many foreigners, Indian players we can retain, the money cap that every player will be cutting from the kitty. So there are a lot of uncertainties,” MS Dhoni said.