MS Dhoni in action for CSK during IPL 2023© BCCI
Legendary Indian spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan was full of praise for MS Dhoni after his successful knee surgery. Dhoni suffered an injury during the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) but continued to play in the tournament, eventually leading his side to a record-tying fifth title. Dhoni led the side from the start and even made a brilliant stumping to sack Shubman Gill in the final against Gujarat Titans. Sivaramakrishnan took to Twitter to greet Dhoni, highlighting how the former skipper showed the “mindset of a warrior”.
“MS Dhoni underwent knee surgery today, it was successful. True leader, playing with one leg. No pain, no gain. The agonizing pain had no effect on his clarity of mind. Amazing how he managed to lead a team with so many sides in pain. His mentality is that of a warrior. Champion for life,” he tweeted.
MS Dhoni underwent knee surgery today, it was successful. Real leader, playing with one leg. No pain, no gain. The agonizing pain had no effect on his clarity of thought. Amazing how he could lead a team in so much pain. His mentality is that of a warrior. Champion for life
— Laxman Sivaramakrishnan (@LaxmanSivarama1) June 1, 2023
Dhoni, who led Chennai Super Kings to their fifth IPL title, had flown to Mumbai from Ahmedabad after the final on Monday and consulted renowned sports orthopedic surgeon Dr. top Indian cricketers including Rishabh Pant.
“Yes, Dhoni had a successful knee surgery on Thursday at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. He is doing well and the surgery took place in the morning. I have no details. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan confirmed to PTI.
“He will be discharged in a day or two. He would rest for a few days before his extensive rehabilitation begins. It is now expected that he will have enough time to get fit to play in the next IPL,” another source close at CSK management, PTI told on terms of anonymity.
(with PTI inputs)
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