MS Dhoni underwent knee surgery at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. The surgery went well and he has already been discharged from hospital. If everything goes well, MS Dhoni might play another season, depending on the situation at that point in time.
5th Title For MS Dhoni As Captain
MS Dhoni has won his 5th title as captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) after beating the last year’s champions Gujarat Titans (GT) in the Indian Premier League 2023 finals. With this, both MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma have 5 IPL trophies as captains.
The former Indian captain captained CSK for 14 seasons. And out of those, they reached the top 4 spots 12 times and played 10 finals as well.
CSK VS GT IPL 2023 FINAL
MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to field first considering the weather conditions. GT started off really well with Shubman playing his shots as he was playing throughout the tournament.
The GT openers added 67 runs for the first wicket. Sai Sudharsan came in and played an outstanding knock of 96 off just 47 balls. GT managed to put 214 on the board.
Curtailed match gives a slight advantage to CSK
The rain started to fall after just 3 balls of CSK’s inning. The game finally started at 12:10 AM IST and the revised target for CSK was 171 in 15 overs.
CSK openers gave a platform
The openers added 74 runs in no time and the cameos from Dube, Rayudu, and Jadeja helps CSK to win their 5th title.
MS Dhoni played IPL 2023 with a knee issue
CSK won their 5th IPL title, but one thing to look at throughout the tournament is MS Dhoni has played the whole tournament struggling with his knee issues.
He was struggling with his knees, still continues to play all the games, and didn’t miss any games in IPL 2023.
MS Dhoni didn’t bat much in IPL 2023
He hasn’t batted much in the IPL 2023. But he captained the side and kept wickets as well. MS mostly came at the back end of the inning when only 2 or 3 overs left in the game.
Speculations on not playing a few games during IPL 2023
There were some speculations going on during the tournament as MS Dhoni will miss a few games due to his knee injury. We also saw MS played the entire season with heavy strapping on his left knee. But he didn’t miss a single game in the tournament.
MS Dhoni underwent a successful knee surgery
Just after the finals, MS Dhoni went to Mumbai for his knee surgery. He consulted renowned sports orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, who is also on the BCCI medical panel.
“Yes, Dhoni had a successful knee surgery at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday. He is doing fine and the surgery happened in the morning. I don’t have details. I am yet to get all the details about the nature of surgery and other things,” CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan confirmed to PTI.
“He has already been discharged from hospital and he has gone back to Ranchi. He would be resting for a few days at home before his extensive rehabilitation started. It is now expected that he would have enough time to get fit to play in the next IPL,” another source close to CSK management told PTI.
Will we see him playing another IPL season?
Now the big question is will we see MS Dhoni playing IPL 2024 as well? His fans would love to see him play at least one more season. But MS Dhoni has confirmed that it all depends on his body. He has 8-9 months to prepare and will think about it before the IPL 2024 auctions.
When asked about his retirement plans, he said- “The easy thing would be for me to say “Thank you very much”, but the tough thing for me is to work hard for another 9 months and come back and play at least 1 more season of IPL. A lot depends on the body, I have 6-7 months to decide.”
MS Dhoni also said he would love to give his fans a gift in return for the way they love him. He said- “It will be more like a gift from my side, it’s not easy for me but that’s a gift. The way they’ve shown their love and affection, I think that’s something I need to do for them.”
So the conclusion is Dhoni’s surgery went well. And if everything goes well, we might see him playing another season. What do you think? Will he play another season? Comment your answers below.
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