After the close–finish defeat of CSK by 3 runs with Rajasthan Royals yesterday night, CSK coach Fleming declares disturbing news about Dhoni’s injury and its condition.
“He’s got a knee injury, which shows in some of his movements. It’s hampering him a bit. His form has always been very professional. He arrives a month before the tournament starts. He’s a great player. We never doubt him. It’s just incredible,” Fleming said at the press conference. However, he did not indicate that this injury would prevent Dhoni from playing in the team’s next games. While the news is certainly a cause for concern for CSK fans, the extent of Dhoni’s injury and his potential availability in the coming weeks are unknown at this time. Read More: Match Report: Sri Lanka Vs New Zealand 2023 T20I
In addition to Dhoni’s injury, Fleming also confirmed that CSK will be without the services of pacemaker Sisanda Magala for the next few weeks. This news adds to the
“Unfortunately, Magala’s hand was split so he couldn’t bowl the last two overs. And the same goes for Deepak Chahar in the last game, so we’re working with pretty tight resources. But we’re not the only team that has that.” “I think a lot of players coming off a great domestic season are a bit broken, but we still have to find solutions,” said Fleming. “So we’ll do that in the next four days. But, yeah, still not ideal. and didn’t have a great day but got the wicket from (Jos) Buttler which was good. “And you have young players like Akash (Singh) who comes in for his first game and has to play some key shots. It’s not as we planned, but T20 rarely goes as planned,” added the CSK coach.