'Maybe Surgery Or Rehab': Robin Uthappa On What Future Hold For MS Dhoni

image-li9sr56hMS Dhoni stumps Shubman Gill out [Source: AP Photo]

In a big sigh of relief to cricket fans, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni confirmed last evening that he will not retire and will try to play the 2024 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and defend his title.

Dhoni guided CSK to their fifth IPL trophy last evening, in a rain-marred final against defending champions Gujarat Titans (GT), that went down to the last ball in Ahmedabad. The former Indian captain stated that retiring on a high is ideal, but with time left for the next edition, Dhoni will look to improve his fitness and then decide about his future.

Speaking on Jio Cinema, former CSK player and India player Robin Uthappa has said that the 41-year-old needs to go back and figure out ways to keep himself fit if Dhoni wants to feature in the 2024 season.

Here's what Uthappa said

"The thing also is he has not stopped enjoying the game. He has the most fun when he is on the field when he is keeping. His knee, he knows he has an injury. It’s not a matter of enjoyment or a lack thereof. It's actually about his body being fit enough and he wants to play. It’s about going back and figuring out what he needs to do.. Maybe surgery or rehab. Figure that out and then he will take a call."

In the ongoing IPL 2023, Dhoni played with a knee injury across the competition, scoring 104 runs, with as many as 10 sixes.