Table of Contents
Despite suffering major knee problems, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their sixth IPL title. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan claimed that MS Dhoni’s knee issues were a continual battle for him, but he never complained or missed any IPL 2023 matches.
MS Dhoni was observed wearing kneecaps numerous times throughout the IPL 2023, including during the amazing ‘lap of honour’ at Chennai’s grounds. To address the issue, the former Team India captain underwent knee surgery earlier this month.
‘Never asked if MS Dhoni was fit to play: CSK CEO
Kasi Viswanathan went on to say that during the IPL 2023 campaign, they never asked MS Dhoni if he was able to play since they knew if he wasn’t, Dhoni would let them know. The CSK CEO stated that he is pleased with the knee operation and is currently recovering.
“We never asked him questions like, ‘Do you want to play or sit out?'” If he couldn’t, he would have told us right immediately,” Viswanathan told ESPNcricinfo.
“We knew it would be difficult for him to play, but his dedication to the team, his leadership, and how the team benefits everyone is well known.” “You have to respect him from that standpoint,” he remarked.
“He never complained about his knee to anyone until the final.” Even though everyone knew and you could see him suffering while jogging, he never complained. ‘Okay, I’ll have surgery,’ he remarked after the final. “He’s had his surgery, he’s happy, and he’s recovering,” Viswanathan continued.
MS Dhoni: ‘No’ to retirement
MS Dhoni had a surprise for his fans when he declared in the post-match conference that he plans to train hard for another year and play at least one more season if his body allows. The CSK captain is anticipated to begin practising for the next IPL season soon.
“Actually, he told us that after the final, he’ll fly to Mumbai, have surgery, and then return to Ranchi for rehab,” Viswanathan explained.
“I went to see Ruturaj after his wedding [on June 4] in Mumbai. It was merely a courtesy call. He seemed to be at ease. He stated that he will relax for three weeks before beginning his rehabilitation. And, as he has stated, he will not play until January or February. “We don’t have to remind him of anything,” Viswanathan said.
“He knows what to do and how to do it, so we’re not going to ask him ‘what are you going to do, how’ and so on.” He will notify us on his own. Whatever he does, he will call first and notify only Mr. N Srinivasan, no one else. In reality, he’ll be honest with him. We’ll find out from him that this is what he’s up to. This has been the case since 2008. That’s how it will continue,” the CSK CEO said.