A heartfelt post for MS Dhoni

CSK have put up a heartfelt post for MS Dhoni, who has been playing through pain in the Indian Premier League.

May 12, 2024 - 16:16
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A heartfelt post for MS Dhoni

CSK are playing their final home game of the Indian Premier League 2024 season today against RR . Ahead of the match, CSK have put up a heartfelt post for MS Dhoni, who has been playing through pain in the Indian Premier League. CSK confirmed that MS Dhoni is injured but has been fighting through the pain like a true leader. 

Reports have been flying in the Indian media that MS Dhoni has been playing with a muscle tear. Dhoni has been seen limping on several occasions in the ongoing season and it has been speculated that the injury is of a similar nature to last year's. Dhoni limped for the majority of the 2023 season of the tournament and had to get knee surgery done to facilitate his return in 2024.

"Despite his old age. Despite the pain. Despite the reduced strength. A hero never stops wielding his sword!" CSK tweeted ahead of their home game.

Dhoni has looked vintage in the 2024 edition of the tournament, maximising his presence in the final two overs of the game. After giving up his captaincy right ahead of the season, CSK have found a pure wicketkeeper-batter in MS Dhoni, who has not only been brilliant behind the stumps but has also been in brilliant form with the bat. Dhoni has scored 136 runs at a strike rate of 226.67 in his 12 appearances so far.

Earlier this season, RR opener Jos Buttler had shown his admiration to Dhoni and said that for many around the world, their favourite moment in the IPL is to see Dhoni bat and hit shots that only Dhoni can pull off. Crowd have come in numbers in all of CSK's away matches and have shown incredible support to the former CSK and India captain. Captains from other franchises have acknowledged Dhoni's pull even at the age of 42 and said that they feel like they are playing an away game whenever Chennai visits their base.

CSK are currently in the fourth position in the Indian Premier League points table with 6 wins in 12 matches. They are tied on points with DC and LSG and will be in a three-way battle for the fourth and the final spot in the playoffs, in case SRH win their last two games.

 

 

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