On Friday, during the Chennai Super Kings’ match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hinted that this could be his last season in the Indian Premier League, stating that he is in the “last phase” of his career. Despite this, CSK managed to secure a seven-wicket victory at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, with Devon Conway scoring his third half-century of the season and Ravindra Jadeja taking three crucial wickets.

CSK successfully chased a target of 134/7 with eight balls to spare, thanks to an unbeaten 77 from Conway and an 87-run opening partnership with Ruturaj Gaikwad, who contributed 35 runs.

Following the win, Dhoni expressed his appreciation for the crowd’s support and love, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic prevented fans from attending IPL matches for two years. He acknowledged that he is in the final phase of his career, but did not specify how long he plans to continue playing.