Just three days after leading Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their record-equalling fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title in Ahmedabad, charismatic captain MS Dhoni has undergone a successful surgery on his knee which had troubled him throughout the recently-concluded season of the cash-rich league.
As per a report in Cricbuzz, the operation went well and the former India and current CSK skipper is perfectly fine. The reports also added that he will be admitted in the hospital for the next couple of days before being discharged.
“I spoke to him after the operation. I cannot explain what the surgery is about but we have been told it is a key-hole surgery. He sounded fine in our conversation,” CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan was quoted as saying in the report.
Earlier, Dhoni had played the entire IPL 2023 season for Chennai with a left knee issue which was also spotted to be heavily strapped. It was due to this knee issue that he was forced to bat late at number eight and looked in discomfort while running between the wickets.
As per the report, Dhoni’s wife Sakshi is with him and the operation was carried out by Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, the head of the Centre for Sports Medicine, and Director of Arthroscopy & Shoulder Service, at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai.
Notably, Dr. Pardiwala had previously operated on young India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant, after he was airlifted to Mumbai from Dehradun for immediate surgery on his right knee ligament tears in early January this year after suffering multiple injuries in a massive car accident last December.
“CSK management has deputed its team doctor, Dr Madhu Thottappil, to Mumbai to oversee Dhoni’s treatment. The exact time of his full recovery is still not known but it is projected that Dhoni will be up and running in about two months,” added the report.
Earlier after leading the side to their fifth IPL title with a four-wicket victory over Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, Dhoni had said that he would try his best for making a return for at least one more season for the fans, if his body allows him to do so.