Kapil Dev said that it is impossible Mahendra Singh Dhoni can’t perform every IPL. MS Dhoni played cricket for the first tins since July last year in IPL 2020. He managed to score only 200 runs in 14 matches. Also, there were no centuries and it had a poor strike rate of 116.
Looking at the case this year, Kapil Dev said that MS Doni won’t be able to perform well if he decides to play in IPL without getting any match practice.
Kapil Dev: “If Dhoni decides on playing only IPL every year, then he can’t perform.”
For the first time in 11 appearances and 39 years old, Chennai Super Kings(CSK) were out of IPL payoffs. Chennai Super Kings played competitive cricket for the first time since last year’s World cup semi-final. And that might be the reason for the score of 200 runs in 14 games which includes no half-centuries but a poor strike rate of 116.
Kapil Dev had an angioplasty a few days back. He suffered a heart attack following which he was rushed to the hospital and an emergency angioplasty was performed. Kapil Dev says that if the former Indian captain wants to get his form back then he has to play more in the domestic circuit.
Kapil Dev said, “If Dhoni decides on playing only IPL every year, then he can’t perform. It’s not a good thing to talk about age but at his age, the more he plays, the more his body will be tuned.”
On Sunday, MS Dhoni confirmed his play in IPL 2021. Kapil Dev believes that it is high time for MS Dhoni to play domestic cricket this season. He said that Dhoni should goto first-class cricket and play there. Dhoni has already indicated that he is not definitely retiring from IPL and hence Kapil made it clear that it will be a challenging time for Dhoni.