MS Dhoni is the most successful captain of IPL. He has led the CSK team to finals in 8 times out of 10 IPL. Again MS led the team in the finals. But he could not win the finals. CSK won the IPL title thrice in the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Yesterday Mumbai Indians became the first team to win IPL title four times. Rohit Sharma lifted the IPL trophy four times as a captain. Mumbai won the IPL trophy in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019.
In the post-match presentation, MS Dhoni said,
“As a team, we had a good season. But we need to go back and reflect on how we reached the finals. It’s not one of those years where we played really great cricket to reach here. The middle order wasn’t great, and today it was very funny as to how both these teams were only passing on the trophy from one team to the other. Both teams made a lot of mistakes, the team that made one lesser mistake won. “
“I think the bowlers did really well for us, even today it was definitely more than a 150 wicket. They kept performing and kept getting wickets whenever needed. Whenever they restricted the opposition to a low score, somebody stepped up with the bat, chipped in and that’s how we’ve won most of our games. We have to go to our drawing board, and there is no real time for that now. We need to go into the World Cup and after that, we need to see the gaps that we can fill. Nothing against the bowlers, it’s the batsmen who need to step up.”
MS Dhoni on being asked whether he will play in the next season of IPL. He said, “Hopefully yes.”