Chennai Super Kings batting coach and MS Dhoni’s former India teammate Yusuf Pathan believes that the former India captain can at least play for five more years.
“He’s still batting very well, is still motivated to coming into training and working on his game and hitting the ball well. We’ve seen he comes late in the innings and finishes things well,” CSK’s batting coach Mike Hussey told reporters on Friday.
Hussey feels Dhoni has still got the six-hitting ability and can keep going for next five years.
“He’s still got the six-hitting ability, while he’s enjoying it and is contributing to the team then there is no reason why he can’t keep going for maybe another five years,” said Hussey.
Meanwhile, Yusuf Pathan feels Dhoni can play for next five years under a different captain.
“Why should Dhoni leave, with the new Impact Player rule he can play for another five years. Although he may not be the captain, fans will see him bat and mentor CSK,” Pathan told ESPNCricinfo.
“In my opinion, Dhoni can continue playing for another five years because of the new Impact Player rule.
“He has said nothing about retirement, it’s others who have been talking about it. He still has a lot of cricket left in him. He has hit big sixes in IPL, despite pain in his knees. So this shows his commitment towards the sport,” he said.