Ever since the 55th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Delhi Capitals (DC), concluded, MS Dhoni and his fans have only been speaking about the knee injury that the 41-year-old has been nursing ever since the start of the tournament. During his short stay on the field, Dhoni played a fiery knock, but he was seen limping while running between the wickets.
Dhoni’s current form has been a major boost for CSK this season. The veteran wicketkeeper-batter, in almost every match, has walked in and hit the big shots in the death overs in the ongoing edition of the cash-rich event. He performed a similar task in the recent match against DC as well, and even with an injury, he kept the gloves for the entire 20 overs in the second innings.
The CSK skipper received massive praise from the cricketing fraternity for his courage on the field and former India cricketer Irfan Pathan penned down a special note for Dhoni after his heroics.
Sharing pictures with him from the dressing room post game, Irfan Pathan wrote: “Jaha se chorte hai wahi se fir se shuru hoti hai Hamari dosti. Never been a time where we met and didn’t remember our good old days. Some funny memories comes back to the life every time we meet. @msdhoni @ChennaiIPL #leader #friend.”
Jaha se chorte hai wahi se fir se shuru hoti hai Hamari dosti. Never been a time where we met and didn’t remember our good old days. Some funny memories comes back to the life every time we meet. @msdhoni @ChennaiIPL #leader #friend pic.twitter.com/R2XkrLUrEq
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 11, 2023
In the picture that Irfan Pathan shared, MS Dhoni was seen wearing a strap on his left knee, which raised concerns over the skipper’s condition. Chennai will play their penultimate game of the league stage on Sunday, May 14 and the fans and the team management too will hope for the legendary player to regain fitness and get back on the field.
Speaking of Dhoni’s cameo in the previous match, he faced nine deliveries and notched up 20 runs before walking out in the final over of the innings. His knock included a couple of sixes and a four, and it proved to be crucial for CSK as they eventually grabbed a 27-run victory.