Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni successfully underwent surgery on his left knee in a Mu mbai hospital on Thursday. Dhoni flew to Mumbai after the IPL Final on Monday to consult with renowned sports orthopaedic surgeon Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala regarding his recurring knee issue.
Pardiwala is one of the doctors on the BCCI medical panel and has performed surgeries on a number of top Indian cricketers, including Rishabh Pant. The developments were reported by PTI, who could a PTI source stated Dhoni completed his surgery at Kokilaben Hospital and will start rehab in the coming days.
"Yes, Dhoni has had a successful knee surgery at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday," a CSK source was quoted as saying by PTI. "He is doing fine and will be released in a day or two. He would be resting for a few days before his extensive rehabilitation starts. It is now expected that he would have enough time to get fit to play in the next IPL."
Going back to the IPL, Dhoni led CSK to win their fifth IPL title, b ut throughout the 2023 IPL season, MS Dhoni has been dealing with a knee issue. Hence Captain Cool was pushed to take a limited role in Chennai’s title run. With the bat, Dhoni only faced 57 balls and scored 107 at an impressive strike of 185.46. But he wasn’t as mobile and quick as his former self and after games was spotted with a knee brace.
But despite the injury, Dhoni confirmed that he will push hard and try to play the next season the IPL instead of just announcing his retirement. While speaking in the post-match interview, Dhoni said, " Circumstantially if you see, this is the best time to announce my retirement. But the amount of love and affection I have been shown wherever I have been this year, 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."