Look at MSD, the ever-reigning captain, who continues to be the picture of dynamism! Evergreen Thala, who is now 41, still shows that he has a long way to go. The focus of IPL 2023 was Dhoni and the debate around his impending retirement right from the start. After much speculation regarding his future, he unexpectedly guided the Chennai Super Kings to a fifth championship.
Tuesday morning had a special vibe as if Chennai would win, Dhoni may make his retirement announcement. Dhoni stunned everyone by choosing not to retire after CSK won. He has even stated categorically that he is open to participating in the IPL in 2024. He launched a torrent of 10 sixes with a blazing strike rate of 182, making bowlers quake.
On April 12, during that historic match against the Rajasthan Royals in Chennai, Dhoni put on a mesmerizing display of power striking that left everyone in awe. Ravichandran Ashwin, an off-spinner who was the target of MS Dhoni’s assault, admitted to being stunned by the sheer speed of Dhoni’s bat. In a later, frank interview posted on his YouTube channel, Ashwin admitted he couldn’t help but feel compelled to approach Dhoni after the game in order to learn the key to his remarkably increased bat speed.
The just-finished Indian Premier League (IPL) season, in the opinion of former Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja, will be remembered for MS Dhoni. Earlier this week, the IPL 2023 championship game, which was played on the reserve day for the first time in the competition’s illustrious history, saw Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings upset Gujarat Titans. Raja cited the incident involving Sunil Gavaskar and Dhoni as one of the most significant events of the season. Gavaskar had Dhoni sign his shirt before CSK’s final home game of the year.
According to CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan, MS Dhoni’s knee surgery in Mumbai was successful.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni underwent successful surgery on his left knee on Thursday in a hospital in Mumbai, giving him reason to believe that he will play in the 17th season of the Indian Premier League in 2019. In order to see renowned sports orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, Dhoni flew from Ahmedabad to Mumbai following the final on Monday. Rishabh Pant and other prominent Indian cricketers have received surgery from Pardiwala, a member of the BCCI medical panel.
“Yes, Dhoni had a successful knee operation on Thursday at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. The procedure took place in the morning, and he is recovering well. I lack specifics. Kasi Viswanathan, the CEO of CSK, told PTI, “I have not yet received all the information regarding the nature of the surgery and other matters.
He will be released in one or two days. He would take a few days off to recover before beginning his long recuperation. Now, it is anticipated that he would have adequate time to prepare for the upcoming IPL, a source close to the CSK management told PTI under the condition of anonymity.
While Dhoni appeared to be completely at ease while keeping the wicket, he occasionally batted as low as No. 8 and didn’t seem to be at ease while sprinting between the wickets. Dhoni wore tight strapping on his left knee the entire season.