New Delhi: After leading CSK to their fifth IPL title, MS Dhoni gave an update about his future in IPL and said that he will try to come back next year if his body permits. Dhoni played IPL 2023 with an injured knee.
Dhoni flew to Mumbai on Wednesday and met Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, who is the director of sports medicine with a specialisation in sports orthopaedics at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute. It is understood that MS Dhoni is likely to undergo knee surgery on Thursday.
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan confirmed that MS Dhoni has flown to Mumbai. “He has gone to meet Dr Padriwal and he is prepared to take the surgery route to recover fully for the next season,” CEO Kasi Viswanathan told Cricbuzz on Wednesday.
Ahead of the IPL, there were speculations that IPL 2023 will be MS Dhoni’s last as a player. However, Dhoni confirmed that he will take a call on his future ahead of IPL 2024 and if his body permits, he will come back and play one more season.
“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 one more season. A lot depends on the body, I have 6-7 months to decide. It will be more like a gift from my side, it’s not easy for me but that’s a gift (to the fans). The way they’ve shown their love and affection, I think that’s something I need to do for them,” Dhoni said.