The IPL is less than a week away, and the teams are sweating hard in the nets despite a few franchises hit by key injuries. In the coming season, eyes will be on Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, the two most successful teams in the cash-studded leagues, who finished bottom two last year and would look to bounce back this year, CSK in particular, since it is touted to be Dhoni’s final season.
Ahead of the start of the season, former CSK opener Matthew Hayden assessed the Men in Yellow and raised a concern surrounding his former IPL team and captain, MS Dhoni.
Hayden expressed concern over Chennai’s average age and agreed with the Dad Army’s tag associated with CSK. Speaking with Star sports, Hayden stated that Dhoni and Rayudu, who are 41 and 37, respectively, need to be the key players for their team than just bring experience because, given their age, it could lead to the decline of CSK.
“Chennai has always been associated with Dad’s Army tagline, which is also true for this year. MS and Rayudu need to be the key players than just leaders because with age on their side, will it bring experience or decline of CSK, will get to know in this season.”