Chennai Super Kings’ captain, MS Dhoni, has recently given a crucial update on his knee injury and hinted at his future with the team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The World Cup-winning skipper, who led CSK to victory in the IPL 2023, faced challenges due to a nagging knee injury that impacted his batting performance. Following the team’s fifth IPL title win, Dhoni underwent knee surgery and has now shared positive news about his recovery.
Speaking at an event in Bengaluru on October 26, the 42-year-old cricketer revealed that he is progressing well in his rehabilitation. Medical professionals assure him that he will feel significantly better by November. Dhoni emphasized that there are no complications in his day-to-day routine, expressing confidence in his successful recovery.
Addressing his future plans, Dhoni confirmed his commitment to return to the IPL in 2024. He had previously put an end to speculations about retirement after guiding CSK to their fifth league championship.
In a statement at the Narendra Modi Stadium after CSK’s victory over Gujarat Titans in May, Dhoni stated that he would be back.
“In the current situation, it’s the right time to declare retirement. The simple choice for me is to express gratitude and retire. However, the love I’ve received from CSK fans makes playing one more season a special gift for them,” he said.
While discussing his career, Dhoni reiterated that his primary goal was not to be solely recognized as a skilled cricketer. Instead, he consistently emphasized the importance of leaving a legacy as a decent human being.
“From the beginning, my focus was not on being remembered solely as a good cricketer. I consistently expressed my desire to be remembered as a good human being. Achieving that involves a lifelong process,” he concluded.