Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter Moeen Ali believes skipper MS Dhoni could continue playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) next season. Notably, there is much speculation on the 16th edition of the top-tier league being Dhoni’s final stint as a player.
“He could definitely play again next year. The way he’s playing, I don’t think it’ll be his batting that stops him from playing, even if it’s in two, three years’ time. I wasn’t surprised at how he played [against Rajasthan],” Moeen was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“I’ve been watching him in the nets, and he’s been batting unbelievably well. It’s just amazing to see from somebody at that age. It’s not easy when you come in so late – people forget that a lot of the time, but that’s what makes him so good at his role,” he added.
Moeen highlights the difference between Eoin Morgan and MS Dhoni
“They’re very similar in how clear and calm they are, but also very different. Their interests and all that are very different. The biggest difference? MS (Dhoni) does most of his captaincy on gut feel, on the day. It could be a bit like that with Morgs (Eoin Morgan) too, but he was also very data-driven. But they’re both so calm. In terms of mannerisms, they are very, very, very similar,” he added.