MS Dhoni’s left knee injury plagued him throughout IPL 2023.© Twitter
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni underwent successful surgery on his left knee at a Mumbai hospital on Thursday. Dhoni, who led the Chennai Super Kings to their fifth IPL title, flew to Mumbai from Ahmedabad after the final on Monday to consult renowned sports orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, who is also on the BCCI medical board and has performed surgeries on a number of top Indian players. in cricket, including Rishabh Pant.
“Yes, Dhoni underwent successful knee surgery at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday. I expected him to have enough time to prepare for the next IPL game, ”a source close to CSK management told PTI on condition of anonymity.
Dhoni played with heavy straps on his left knee all season, and while he looked completely normal while holding the wicket, at times he went into bat in eighth place and didn’t look in his element running between the wickets.
On Wednesday, CSK CEO Kashi Viswanathan said whether Dhoni wants to undergo surgery will be entirely up to the legendary captain.
After the IPL final, Dhoni said: “If you look closely, now is the right time to announce your retirement. It’s easy for me to say thank you and retire. Try playing another IPL season. The body must endure. But the amount of love I received from the CSK fans would be a gift for them to play another season.
“The way they showed their love and emotions is what I have to do for them. This is the last part of my career. It all started here and the full houses were chanting my name. It was the same in Chennai, but it will be good if I come back and play all I can. In the kind of cricket that I play, they feel like they can play this cricket. There’s nothing orthodox about it, and I like to keep things simple.”
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