MS Dhoni, the legendary leader of India and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), keeps giving hints that the IPL season of 2023 might be his last. After saying he was nearing the end of his career in the previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Dhoni hinted that he might have played his final match at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Sunday, April 23, when CSK played the home team Knight Riders. But it didn’t look like CSK was playing an away game because the crowd was more yellow than purple, and fans crowded into the famous stadium to see the “main man” play in their city, probably for the last time.
The stadium was all about Dhoni, and after the guests won by 49 runs, he said, “I will just say thanks for the support.” “There were a lot of people there.” The next time, most of these guys will wear KKR shirts. “They are trying to say goodbye, so thank you very much to the crowd.”
Ravi Shastri asked Dhoni about the vast crowd cheering for him at the toss. Dhoni quickly said he had a unique link to the city, and Ravi Shastri also promptly agreed. “I have played cricket here a lot.” I worked at a place called Kharagpur, which was two hours away. Before the game started, Dhoni said, “The love comes from there.”
Even though Dhoni only played for three balls, the Eden Gardens crowd would be happy to see the Men in Yellow get the two points. On the other hand, the local fans, who were outnumbered on Sunday, will be unhappy that KKR lost for the fourth time in a row.
Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Devon Conway, and Ruturaj Gaikwad scored quickly to help CSK make a massive score of 235 runs. This was too much for KKR, so the guests moved to the top of the points table.