MS Dhoni wants Chennai Super Kings to release him from the squad after IPL 2020, here's why

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has requested his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) not to keep him after the IPL 2020 season when all the teams will be making fresh teams with fresh members.

MS Dhoni wants Chennai Super Kings to release him from the squad after IPL 2020, here's why
MS Dhoni wants Chennai Super Kings to release him from the squad after IPL 2020, here's why.

Former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has requested his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) not to keep him after the IPL 2020 season when all the teams will be making fresh teams with fresh members.

As we all know MS Dhoni, has led the CSK to three IPL titles and will be leading the team fourth time in the upcoming IPL 2020 season. 

However, The Ranchi cricketer led CSK, which came back from a two-year long ban to lift IPL 2018 title and announced their arrival in style.

However, according to reports, The wicketkeeper as well as a batsman asked the CSK team manager to not keep him for the 2021 season and let his name go to the auction table but use the Right to Match card to retain him people say the logic behind Dhoni's decision is that he wants the franchise to save a decent amount of money in their purse by not retaining him.

According to sources said, ' There will be a big auction before the 2021 IPL and Dhoni has already told us that he will play the tournament. So there's no question of his retirement from the T20 version anytime soon. He wants to go back to the auction pool for the big auction that will take place ahead of the 2021 season. That will give CSK the option of using the Right-to-Match card to pick him, maybe for a lower price. Being the captain, he is, Dhoni is ready to sacrifice money for the CSK cause We know what Dhoni means to us. We may not let him go back to the auction pool.' 

Meanwhile, Talking about Dhoni's plans of retirement from T20 he said, 'It will be after the 2021 IPL that the question of retirement will come, if at all... And even if he retires, Dhoni will always be the mentor of CSK.