According to a Cricbuzz report, the legendary India wicketkeeper-batter’s surgery went well and he’s completely fine. The 42-year-old will be staying in the hospital for a couple of days more before being discharged.
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan revealed that he had a word with Dhoni after the surgery on Thursday (June 1) morning. “I spoke to him after the operation. I cannot explain what the surgery is about but we have been told it is a key-hole surgery. He sounded fine in our conversation,” the CSK official confirmed.
It is being reported that Dr Dinshaw Pardiwala, a sports medicine specialist conducted the operation on the Ranchi cricketer. Dr Pardiwala had previously operated on Rishabh Pant for a similar problem at the Kokilaben Hospital.
Dhoni was admitted on Wednesday (May 31) and went through tests to determine the extent of his injury in the left knee. His wife Sakshi Dhoni was also with the former India cricketer – who retired from international cricket in 2020 – at the hospital.
Viswanathan told PTI, “Yes, it is true that Dhoni will be taking medical advice for his left knee injury and accordingly decide… “If surgery is advised, it can only be ascertained after reports come out, it will be completely his call.” CSK team doctor, Dr Madhu Thottappil, was sent to Mumbai to oversee Dhoni’s treatment.
The CSK captain’s IPL retirement was one of the burning topics all through the season and former India cricketers like Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan predicted the wicketkeeper-batter might hang up his boots after winning the tournament for CSK.
However, after lifting the trophy and equalling Rohit Sharma to become to most successful IPL captain, the former India skipper cleared the air and said he is aiming to play at least another year.
“Looking for an answer? Circumstantially if you see this is the best time for me to announce retirement. But the amount of love and affection that I have been shown, wherever I have been this year.
“I think the easy thing for me to say would be to say ‘Thank you very much’, but the tough thing for me would be to work hard for nine months and come back and play at least one more season of IPL. But a lot depends on the body,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation after the IPL 2023 Final.
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