CSK Captain MS Dhoni underwent surgery on his knee at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai after getting admitted on May 31. Notably, it is the same knee that troubled him throughout the IPL 2023. But still, Dhoni ensured that he play all the fixtures for CSK with a heavily strapped knee. Even Dhoni was coming at No 8 as running & scoring runs sounded difficult for him.
After the conclusion of IPL 2023, he immediately visited Dr.Dinshaw Pardiwala doctor at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai & after the sports medicine specialist doctor’s advice, he underwent surgery in Mumbai. For the unversed, Pardiwala is a sports medicine who had earlier operated on Rishabh Pant for the same problem.
On Thursday, CSK’s CEO Kasi Viswanathan confirmed that he had a conversation with Dhoni after his surgery & he is doing good. Howveer Dhoni will stay at the hospital for a few more days as he would undergo a routine check-up before getting discharged.
“I spoke to him after the operation. I cannot explain what the surgery is about but we have been told it is a keyhole surgery. He sounded fine in our conversation,” Viswanathan was quoted by Cricbuzz.
Dhoni & Co lifted their fifth IPL Title
The Yellove Brigade marched toward their fifth IPL title with a thrilling last-ball victory against Gujarat Titans. The win was possible because of Ravindra Jadeja’s stunning finish in the last over which helped CSk to chase the target & lift IPL’s gleaming trophy. After the victory, Dhoni revealed in the post-match representation that he was shocked on getting widespread support from fans & want to play another season to thank them in the real season.
“Looking for an answer? This is the best time to announce my retirement. But the amount of love I have received all over. The easy thing would be to walk away from here, but the harder thing would be working hard for 9 months and trying to play another IPL,” Dhoni said during the post-match presentation.
“It would be a gift from me, won’t be easy on the body. You do get emotional, the first game at CSK everyone was chanting my name. My eyes were full of water, I needed to take some time off in the dugout. I realized I need to enjoy this. I think they love me for what I am, they love that I am so grounded, I don’t try to portray something I’m not. Just keep it simple,” added Dhoni.
It seems like Dhoni has taken the first step in working on his body & get fit in time to feature in IPL 2024. If Dhoni manages to play in 2024 edition of IPL then it won’t be less than a boon for Dhoni’s fans.