BENGALURU: World Cup winning Indian cricket captain, MS Dhoni, recently provided a significant update on his knee injury and his anticipated comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2024 with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Dhoni, who led CSK to victory in the IPL 2023, had been dealing with a persistent knee injury that had hampered his batting performance.
Following CSK’s fifth IPL title win, Dhoni underwent knee surgery and now reports that his recovery is progressing smoothly without any complications.
During an event in Bengaluru on October 26, the 42-year-old cricketing icon revealed that medical experts have assured him that he will experience significant improvement in his knee’s condition by November. He also shared that his knee has responded well to the surgery and that he is currently undergoing a rehabilitation process.
Dhoni mentioned, “My knee has successfully survived the operation, and I’m going through the rehab phase. The doctor told me that I should feel much better by November. I have no issues in my day-to-day routine.“
In addition to his injury update, Dhoni emphasized that his ultimate goal has never solely been about being recognized as a successful cricketer. Instead, he consistently stressed the importance of leaving a legacy as a decent human being.
Dhoni had previously committed to returning to the IPL in 2024, effectively putting an end to the speculations about his future after leading CSK to their fifth league championship.
He expressed his sentiment, stating, “Given the circumstances, it might be the right time to announce retirement. It would be easier for me to say thank you and retire. However, the immense love and support I have received from CSK fans make it a special gift for them to see me play one more season.”
This statement was made at the Narendra Modi Stadium after CSK’s victory over Gujarat Titans in May.