Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s left knee injury has raised questions about his fitness before the IPL started. The CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s left knee injury has raised questions about his participation in the opening game of the IPL against the Gujarat Titans here on Friday. Still, the general team’s manager has ruled out this option. Read More: Who are the top wicket-takers in IPL history?
Regarding his appearance in the IPL opener against the Gujarat Titans here on Friday, the team president has ruled out that possibility. The 41-year-old former India captain reportedly injured his left knee during a training session in Chennai and missed Motera’s Narendra Modi Stadium when he scored for CSK on Thursday. When CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathanfaced an interview, he told PTI: “As far as I’m concerned, the captain is playing 100%. I am not aware of any other developments. In case Dhoni doesn’t play, CSK can ask Devon Conway or Ambati Rayudu to save wickets, since they don’t have a special keeper in their ranks.
Dhoni does training a lot before the season. But to save energy he usually doesn’t train a lot at the beginning of the tournament. At his age, it doesn’t take long for a problem to get worse and it takes longer than usual to heal. With so many away and back-to-back games, Dhoni might not want to risk playing and losing more games in the latter stages of the tournament.
However, Jharkhand mega player is not known for losing matches and has managed to overcome many problems including back problems.”