The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a platform where many cricketers have showcased their talent, gained fame, and became legends of the game. However, with time, some cricketers are nearing the end of their careers, and the upcoming season might be their last hurrah.
One of the most prominent names on the list is MS Dhoni, the former captain of the Chennai Super Kings team. Dhoni has been an integral part of the IPL since its inception, and his retirement from the league would be a significant loss for the fans and the team.
Another player who might be playing his last IPL is the Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra. Mishra has been one of the most consistent performers in the league, but with age catching up, he might not be a part of the team in the future.
Dinesh Karthik, the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) wicketkeeper and batter, is expected to turn 38 this year. He had an excellent performance in IPL 2022, which earned him a place in the national T20 squad. Unfortunately, due to India’s loss in the T20 World Cup semi-finals, DK lost his spot in the team as well. Since then, he has been back in the commentary box.
Now, as IPL 2023 approaches, all eyes are on DK. IPL is the only cricket tournament he plays now, and this season will test his match fitness. DK may call it quits altogether if his body can’t endure the challenge of playing 14 consecutive games. Despite this, there is already a TV broadcast career waiting for him.
David Warner‘s fate for the upcoming World Cup hinges on his performance in IPL 2023. With recent struggles on the pitch and his body facing breakdowns, the pressure is on for the former Sunrisers Hyderabad captain. A strong IPL showing could revive his chances of securing a spot in the World Cup squad. However, a lackluster performance could lead to retirement considerations. The decision on whether to continue playing in the IPL will also be influenced by the outcome of his performance this season.