Glad to see IPL return: Azharuddin

''Thankful to the UAE government and their cricket board for inviting IPL'', Azharuddin further said.

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Mohammad Azharuddin

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Thursday expressed his happiness on Indian Premier League (IPL) retrieval in UAE.

The 57-year-old cricketer expressed gratitude towards the UAE government and their cricket board for hosting the IPL 2020. He asserted that livelihood of many depends on the tournament.

“I think its good IPL is going to start as we have seen multiple series taking place in England already with proper precautions. We should be thankful to the UAE government and their cricket board for inviting IPL as a lot of livelihoods depend on IPL taking place,” Azhar told IANS.

After MS Dhoni’s retirement from international career, many people are predicting it to be the last IPL of CSK captain.

Azharuddin wishes Dhoni good luck for future

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Mohammad Azharuddin praises MS Dhoni for his contribution to Indian cricket.

However, Azhar felt that fans need not to worry about Dhoni’s retirement as far as IPL is concerned.

“Retiring from international cricket and retiring from IPL is two different things. Dhoni may play IPL longer than we are assuming so I don’t think we have to worry about Dhoni’s retirement as far as IPL is concerned,” Azhar said.

The 57-year-old cricketer also lauded Dhoni for his accomplishments on the cricket field.

“Now when he is retiring from international cricket, I will like to congratulate him on having a superb career. No doubt he has done a lot for the country, all records and statistics are there to confirm that. All the major tournaments he has won will be remembered forever. So many people were saying so many things when he was not retiring but now when he is retired we need to congratulate him and wish him all the best for the future,” Azhar concluded.

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