The legendary former Indian captain MS Dhoni has been recovering well after his knee surgery. His wife Sakshi Dhoni provides a big update on the wicketkeeper batter’s fitness post his surgery when asked by the fans during an event. MS Dhoni recently won the 5th Indian Premier League (IPL) title in 2023 when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Gujarat Titans (GT) in the final by 5 wickets. He has now equaled the record of winning the most IPL title as captain with Rohit Sharma, who also won 5 titles as captain with Mumbai Indians.
Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023
CSK, in MS Dhoni’s leadership, has won the 5th title in 2023. After finishing at No. 2 in the points table with 8 wins in 14 games, they reach the playoffs.
CSK won the first qualifier against Gujarat Titans by 15 runs. They again faced GT in the final of IPL 2023 in Ahmedabad.
The final was played on a reserve day due to rain. In the final, GT scored a huge total of 214 in the first inning. Sai Sudharsan played an outstanding knock of 96.
Rain interrupted the game and CSK gets a revised target of 171 in 15 overs.
Collective batting effort helps CSK gets over the line
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway started off really well in a run chase. They added 74 runs for the first wicket in six and a half overs. Rahane, Dube, and Rayudu also played crucial cameos. And Ravindra Jadeja gives the last punch and played a match-finishing cameo of 15 off 6 balls. He hit a four and a six when 10 needed off the last 2 balls.
MS Dhoni in IPL 2023
Dhoni came in to bat very late in the whole season. In 16 games, he scored 104 runs with an average of 26 and a strike rate of 182.46.
MS Dhoni played the whole season with an injury
Captain MS Dhoni, during the whole tournament, has played with a knee injury. He managed his injury quite well. At one stage, there were reports that he might miss a game or two due to his knee injury. But it didn’t happen and he went on to play all 16 games in IPL 2023.
During the tournament, we also saw him covering his knee with a kneecap as a precautionary measure.
Not easy for any player at this age
Obviously, it is not easy for any cricketer to go all guns blazing in this age. The body won’t allow the same reflexes in the later stages of the career in any sport.
MS Dhoni is 42 years old. Still going hard for his fans and shows his dedication towards the CSK franchise.
Ms Dhoni went through surgery just after IPL 2023
MS Dhoni went through knee surgery just after the IPL 2023 was completed. His surgery happened in Mumbai and now he is recovering post-surgery.
Dhoni’s latest update post-surgery
Shakshi Dhoni, the wife of MS Dhoni gives a huge update on Dhoni’s fitness. She came for an event and when asked by the fans about MS Dhoni’s fitness post-surgery, she mentioned that MS is recovering well and is undergoing rehabilitation.
When asked by the fans, she said – “He is recovering… He is in rehab.”
It is very positive news for MS Dhoni fans as they want to see him on the field again.
Dhoni retires from international cricket almost 3 years ago
MS Dhoni announced his international retirement from ODIs and T20Is on August 15, 2020. He played his last game in June 2019 against New Zealand in the ICC WC.
Dhoni already retired from test cricket in December 2014. Right now, he only plays in the IPL (Indian Premier League).
Will we see Ms Dhoni playing in IPL 2024?
There might be a possibility that we will see him playing in IPL 2024. But it all depends on how his body works and allows him to go into that high-pressure tournament again.
What MS Dhoni said about his retirement?
When Harsha Bhogle asked about his retirement, MS Dhoni 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. 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.
A lot depends on his willingness to play and how his body recovers. MS Dhoni would love to be on the field for his fans. During IPL 2023, he hasn’t batted much. But the fans only loved his presence on the field. Let’s see if he plays in IPL 2024 or not.
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