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Dhoni undergoes successful knee surgery in Mumbai

Last updated on 01 Jun 2023 | 02:32 PM
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Dhoni undergoes successful knee surgery in Mumbai

The 41-year-old has already been discharged from the hospital after a keyhole surgery was performed for “arthroscopic repair”

Just a few days after leading Chennai Super Kings to their fifth Indian Premier League title, MS Dhoni underwent a successful surgery on his left knee in Mumbai on Thursday (June 1). According to the Press Trust of India, the 41-year-old has already been discharged from the hospital after a keyhole surgery was performed for “arthroscopic repair”.

The former India captain, who played the entire IPL with a knee brace, travelled to Mumbai after the final in Ahmedabad on May 29 and consulted renowned sports orthopaedic surgeon Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, who is on the BCCI medical panel and has performed surgeries on many Indian players.

“Yes, Dhoni has had a successful knee surgery at the Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday. He is doing fine and the surgery happened in the morning. I don’t have details. I am yet to get all the details about the nature of surgery and other things,” CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan confirmed to PTI.

“He has already been discharged from hospital and he has gone back to Ranchi. He would be resting for a few days at home before his extensive rehabilitation starts. It is now expected that he would have enough time to get fit to play in the next IPL,” another source close to CSK management told PTI.

Dhoni was brilliant behind the stumps but largely batted at No. 8 throughout the season. He restricted his batting to the last few overs so that he won’t have to run a lot between the wickets. There were also some reports about him retiring after this season but Dhoni said he would return for one more year, depending on how his body reacts.

"If you circumstantially see, it's the best time to announce retirement. The easy thing for me to say is thank you and retire. But the hard thing to do is to work hard for nine months and try to play one more IPL season. The body has to hold up. But the amount of love I have received from CSK fans, it would be a gift for them to play one more season,” said MSD after the final against Gujarat Titans.

"The way they've shown their love and emotion, it's something I need to do for them. It's the last part of my career. It started over here and full house was chanting my name. It was same thing in Chennai, but it will be good to come back and play whatever I can. The kind of cricket I play, they feel they can play that cricket. There's nothing orthodox about it and I like to keep it simple."

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