During the 75th year celebrations of 'India Cements', Dhoni dropped elaborate hints that he will be seen playing the next season of IPL 2022 with the CSK.
After losing to Punjab Kings, the 40-year-old was asked about whether he would be staying with the franchise which is synonymous with him since the IPL's inception. "Well, you can see me in yellow next year. But whether I will be playing for CSK? There are a lot of uncertainties around it for the simple reason that we have two new teams coming up,"
"We don't know the retention policy. We don't know how many foreigners, Indian players we can retain, the money cap that every player will be cutting from the kitty. So there are a lot of uncertainties.
"Unless the rules are in place, you can't really decide that. So we will wait for it to happen and hopefully it will be good for everyone," he added.
"When it comes to farewell, you can still come and see me play for CSK and that can be my farewell game. So, you will still get that opportunity to bid me farewell. Hopefully, we will come to see Chennai and play my last game over there and we can meet fans there," Dhoni had said.
If reports are to be believed then CSK is keen to retain three players --- Dhoni, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and prolific opener Ruturaj Gaikwad.