Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan confirmed that CSK captain MS Dhoni’s knee injury isn’t a worry for the team going forward in IPL 2023. After Chennai’s recent fixture against Rajasthan Royals, head coach Stephen Fleming spoke about Dhoni nursing a knee injury.  

Dhoni was seen limping around after the game as he greeted the fans in the M.A Chidambaram and was seen not opting for doubles while batting, an uncharacteristic decision for Captain Cool. While speaking in a recent interview, Kasi Viswanathan stated that MS Dhoni has a knee issue but he will continue to play in the tournament. 

CEO Kasi Viswanathan, while talking to Cricbuzz said, "He will play. It is true that he has an injury to his knee but he has not told us otherwise." Going back to coach Stephen Fleming’s statement regarding MS Dhoni’s injury, the Kiwi said,  "He is nursing a knee injury, which you can see in some of his movements.  It's hindering him somewhat. His fitness has always been very professional. He comes a month before the tournament starts. He's a great player. We have never doubted him. He's just amazing." 

Further in the interview, Viswanathan also gave an injury update regarding England all-rounder Ben Stokes and Indian seemer Deepak Chahar. Stokes was dealing with a toe injury and hence has been out since the game against Mumbai Indians. He said, "Ben is doing well, he is recovering fast, and should definitely be fit for the April 30 game. He could even be ready earlier, maybe by the April 27 game." 

Whereas Deepak Chahar injured his hamstring after bowling an over against Mumbai Indians in the Wankhede Stadium. Viswanathan said, "He will take longer than Ben to be back in action. Hopefully, he will be ready by the first week of May."