The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 recently concluded as MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captured their fifth title after defeating Gujarat Titans in a last-over thriller at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Now reports have emerged that Dhoni is likely to undergo a series of tests regarding his knee injury.
Throughout the IPL, there were multiple reports about the 41-year-old playing the matches with a knee injury. In fact, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming acknowledged the fact during one of his press conferences that the CSK skipper was dealing with a knee ailment.
The former Indian wicketkeeper-batter was occasionally seen limping as well. During CSK’s lap of honor at the MA Chidambaram Stadium during Chennai’s final home game in the IPL 2023, a photo of him wearing a kneecap got viral as well.
MS Dhoni is likely to undergo tests
As per reports by Revsortz, the former Indian skipper is set to get admitted to the famous Kokilaben hospital in Mumbai this week so that tests can be performed for checking the magnitude of his knee injury.
Throughout the IPL 2023, Dhoni’s retirement was one of the major talking points of the season. Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen also shared their thoughts on the matter. Even Dhoni’s former CSK teammate Michael Hussey opened up on Dhoni’s potential retirement.
In the post-match interview post-finale, Harsha Bhogle asked about the former Indian player’s return to IPL 2024 to which Dhoni said that it all depends on his body as well as his fitness level at that time.
“Looking for an answer? Circumstantially if you see this is the best time for me to announce retirement. But the amount of love and affection that I have been shown, wherever I have been this year…I think the easy thing for me to say would be to say ‘Thank you very much’, but the tough thing for me would be to work hard for nine months and come back and play at least one more season of IPL. But a lot depends on the body,” MS added.