IPL 2024: MS Dhoni Defines Age Is Just A Number

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The evergreen MS Dhoni has turned back the clock for all die-hard cricket lovers. With word being that the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season is the legendary cricketer’s final season, every game is being watched with bated breath and closed eyes.

MS Dhoni has stoked a lot of excitement among the cricket lovers. His mere presence and sight is a treat for everyone. Now even at the age of 42, MS Dhoni is supremely fit and his darting boundaries and gigantic sixes makes everyone wonder, whether the age debate in cricket is actually that relevant.

Often in cricket, there is a notion that the cricketers above the age of 35 will not be able to deliver the goods with perfection for their team. Several cricketers of India were shown the door from the Indian cricket team for this very reason.

While it is true that a human being’s body undergoes massive transformations post the age of 30, but with regular match practice and good fitness levels, once can stretch their cricketing career and play for a lot of years.

Take MS Dhoni for example. He has been playing the IPL since 2008 and has left an indelible impression on the viewers’ minds and expressions. The former Indian captain has played 256 IPL games and has led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to 5 IPL titles.

MS Dhoni’s superlative form in IPL 2024

MS Dhoni has been in hot, blistering form in the ongoing IPL 2024. The legendary captain has been powering CSK to intimidating totals and has been middling most of the deliveries.

Dhoni has scored 57 runs in the 20th over in IPL 2024 and he is at the top in this list. In 16 balls, MS has smashed 6 sixes and has a blistering strike-rate of 356.25.

Surely going by the logic mentioned in the previous part of the article, hitting sixes at the age of 42 in the most competitive league in cricket is not possible, right? MS Dhoni has redefined cricket and has redefined the age debate.

Dhoni had an unbeaten 28* runs knock against Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) off just 9 balls on 19th April 2024 and another notable innings of his in IPL 2024 was his 37* runs knock in 16 balls against Delhi Capitals (DC) on 31st March 2024.

With MS Dhoni in prime form and CSK winning matches, is it hard for us fans to expect a perfect finish for MS Dhoni on 26th May 2024 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk?

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