MS Dhoni is on the cusp of finishing 5000 runs in IPL© BCCI/Sportzpics
One of many biggest cricketers the sport has produced, MS Dhoni is all set to attain a brand new milestone because the Chennai Tremendous Kings tackle defending champions Gujarat Titans on the primary day of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. Dhoni, who has featured in each single IPL since for the reason that T20 league’s inception in 2008, is closing in on an enormous milestone that may see him turn into solely the seventh participant within the match’s historical past to attain 5000 or extra runs.
Dhoni, at current, has 4978 runs to his identify within the T20 league, having represented two franchises — Chennai Tremendous Kings and Rising Pune Supergiants. If he scores 22 extra runs within the IPL 2023 opener in opposition to Gujarat Titans, he’ll cross the 5000-run mark within the franchise league.
The listing is led by Royal Challengers Bangalore stalwart Virat Kohli who has 6624 runs to his identify in 223 matches. He’s adopted by Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, and AB de Villiers.
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AB de Villiers
There, nevertheless, stays somewhat concern over Dhoni’s health forward of the opener in opposition to Gujarat. The wicket-keeper batter is alleged to be carrying a minor damage, though, the franchise’s CEO would not suppose that may rule him out of the Gujarat Titans conflict.
On the age of 41, Dhoni is understandably not on the peak of his powers. However, he continues to guide the Chennai Tremendous Kings, a franchise that’s identified to get the most effective out of its veteran gamers. Having ‘bulked up’ forward of the sixteenth version of the league, Dhoni is predicted to play an enormous function for CSK in what could possibly be his final season within the T20 league.
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