Last phase of my career, important to enjoy IPL: Dhoni

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MS Dhoni behind the stumps during CSK’s match against SRH. (Photo: @IPL Twitter)

After leading Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in an IPL match on Friday, MS Dhoni said it is the last phase of his career and he wants to enjoy it.

“I am definitely old, you know, you can’t really shy away from that. Whatever said and done, it’s the last phase of my career,” Dhoni said after the match at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

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Dhoni has had a huge fan following in Chennai and for the people of Tamil Nadu, he is their ‘Thala’. The former India skipper acknowledged how CSK has been followed over the years in this part of the country.

“However long I play, it’s very important to enjoy the IPL. After two years, it has been a case where they [the crowd] can come and enjoy the game. It’s a full house, they have the new stand, so it feels good to play here.

“And I said at the start of the tournament, we haven’t played in Chennai a lot, we have only played like six seasons. So it feels good to be here. They have given a lot of love and affection, and they always stay back to hear me out,” Dhoni said.

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