Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 19:36 IST

MS Dhoni finally lifts the lid on post-retirement plans: 'I want to spend a bit more time with Army'

Former Indian captain and Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni finally revealed his post-retirement plans at an event recently. Get all the details here.

Reported by: Anirban Sarkar
MS Dhoni | Image:PTI

MS Dhoni's IPL future has remained a topic of interest. The former Indian skipper led Chennai Super Kings to their fifth title last season and will also take the field when IPL comes back in 2024. Dhoni remains one of the most successful IPL leaders alongside Mumbai Indians' Rohit Sharma.

3 things you need to know

  • MS Dhoni led CSK to 5th IPL title last season
  • He also has five IPL titles in his kitty
  • Dhoni announced his retirement in 2020

MS Dhoni to lead CSK in IPL 2024

The 42-year-old retired from the Test in 2014 but continued to play the other formats till 2020. Known as one of the most intelligent cricketing minds, Dhoni has continued his stride in the cash-rich league with utmost success and IPL 2024 could be his last dance on this stage. The player has maintained his distance from the limelight and has been spending most of his time with his family.

MS Dhoni reveals his post-retirement plans

Dhoni who also has been conferred the honorary Lieutenant Colonel rank in the Territorial Army recently shed light on his post-retirement plans. He said he wants to spend more time with the Indian Army after he completely hangs up his boots. While answering to a fan question at an event, he said, “I have never thought about it. I am still playing cricket. IPL I am still playing. It will be very interesting to see what I end up doing after cricket. I think for sure, I want to spend a bit more time with the Army because last few years I have not been able to do that."


Chennai had a pretty solid day at the IPL auction as they picked up the likes of Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, Sameer Rizvi and Shardul Thakur to strengthen their ranks. A sixth IPL title would be a fitting tribute to Dhoni if he is to leave the IPL on a high note.

CSK squad for IPL 2024

MS Dhoni (c), Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, Avanish Rao Aravelly.


Published December 22nd, 2023 at 19:08 IST