S Sreesanth Reveals Why MS Dhoni Refuses To Have Painkillers
By CricShots - May 11, 2023 10:15 pm
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Now it has become a well-known fact that the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper, MS Dhoni is playing through a knee injury during IPL 2023. It has limited his mobility and with the bat, his role has been modified to that of a finisher who gets to bat a few deliveries towards the end of CSK innings. It’s another matter that Dhoni has been acing the finisher’s role with a strike rate of over 200.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

A video was shared on social media earlier in the season where Dhoni can be seen limping. And on Thursday, former India allrounder Irfan Pathan shared a picture with Mahi wearing a knee strap. Former India fast bowler and a teammate of Dhoni S Sreesanth has claimed that the wicketkeeper-batter never takes a painkiller.

During a chat on Star Sports, S Sreesanth said, “Dhoni never takes painkiller. Whenever we asked him why does he do that, he said, ‘he does not want to show that he is in pain’. He just wants to bring the Cup to Chennai.”

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MS Dhoni has smashed 96 runs off 47 deliveries that include three fours and 10 sixes. On Wednesday, on a challenging Chepauk pitch, he played another superb hand, hitting 20 off 9 to propel CSK to 167/8 against Delhi Capitals, a total that proved more than enough for them to defend successfully.

S Sreesanth
S Sreesanth 

Explaining the same, S Sreesanth said, “Why did Dhoni retire from international cricket? Many players play till 42 and he is only 41. In Kerala, they say, ‘oh my god, Dhoni is doing it again and again?'” 

Dhoni has himself admitted his role is just to provide a late injection of runs if he walks out to bat.

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Explaining the same on Wednesday, MS Dhoni said, “This is what my job is. I have told them (team) this is what I am supposed to do, don’t make me run a lot and it has been working. Others are doing their job. And I have said this is what is what I need to do, happy to contribute with whatever deliveries I’m getting. Accordingly, I am practicing also. What I may get in the game is what I am practicing. So that helps me perform.”