Jatin ∙ Updated: May 31 2023, 12:22 PM | 2 Min Read

MS Dhoni To Address Knee Ailment Treatment in Mumbai - Reports

image-lib93sjnMS Dhoni played IPL 2023 despite a knee injury 

Chennai Super King's (CSK) thrilling victory in the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 has been overshadowed by emerging reports suggesting that the team's skipper, MS Dhoni, is poised to undergo a battery of tests in relation to his troubling knee injury.

In a press conference, CSK's head coach, Stephen Fleming, had openly acknowledged Dhoni's ongoing struggle with a knee ailment. Observers also noted Dhoni's occasional limp throughout the IPL 2023, further fueling concerns surrounding his well-being. 

A picture capturing the legendary captain donning a knee brace during CSK's celebratory lap of honour at the MA Chidambaram Stadium had also gone viral, intensifying speculations about his injury.

Amidst these developments, reports citing RevSportz have indicated that CSK's captain, Dhoni, is anticipated to undergo a series of comprehensive tests related to his persisting knee injury at Mumbai's Kokilaben hospital later this week. The purpose of these medical examinations is to delve into the intricacies of MS Dhoni’s injury and shed light on potential treatment options.

Meanwhile, CSK, under the spirited leadership of Dhoni, clinched their illustrious fifth IPL title by defeating Gujarat Titans (GT) by five wickets in the climactic IPL 2023 final held at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Monday. The grand finale, originally scheduled for Sunday, was compelled to be rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions, necessitating the use of the reserve day for its culmination.

After losing the toss in the final, GT took to the crease first and posted an imposing total of 214/4 on the scoreboard, with Sai Sudharsan's remarkable knock of 96 off a mere 47 deliveries stealing the limelight. 

However, an unforeseen rain interruption prompted a revision in CSK's target, setting them a challenging total of 171 runs within 15 overs. In a heart-stopping climax, CSK demonstrated their mettle, eventually triumphing off the very last ball of the enthralling match, sealing their well-deserved victory.

As the adulation for CSK's remarkable IPL triumph lingers in the hearts of their devoted followers, concerns over the health of their venerable leader has cast a poignant shadow over the celebratory atmosphere. The forthcoming tests of MS Dhoni’s injury at the Kokilaben Hospital will undoubtedly provide critical insights into the enigmatic skipper's knee injury, thereby shaping the course of his participation in IPL 2024.