Matthew Hayden, the former Australian star, has recently raised injury concerns regarding MS Dhoni.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) recently played a cricket match against Rajasthan Royals (RR). The team failed to chase the target of 177 despite boasting a star-studded batting lineup. However, the real concern for the team came from an unexpected angle.
MS Dhoni, the captain of CSK, was noticed heavily limping while batting against RR. Known for his matched athleticism, Dhoni is counted among the best runners between the wickets. That is why Matthew Hayden, along with others, talked about not giving false expectations to fans.
The former Australian batsman stated that there was something wrong with MSD. The player is usually electric between the wickets, which was not seen against RR. As the inning went on, MSD was noticed limping heavily.
Surely, there are some huge question marks, which Dhoni will answer. The medical team should also take care of them if they want Dhoni to continue in the tournament, added Hayden.
Shortly after Hayden made the statement, Stephen Fleming, CSK’s coach, revealed that Dhoni was indeed playing with an injured knee. The player, along with Ravindra Jadeja, almost got CSK to make a comeback against RR.
Scoring 32 off just 17 balls, Dhoni managed to hit 3 sixes and a boundary during the chase. Similarly, Jadeja accompanied the former India captain with a knock of 25 off 15 balls.
The news of Dhoni’s injury startled fans, but Fleming ensured that it was not something serious. The player will continue to play in IPL 2023, which was a huge sigh of relief for Dhoni fans. As one of the most popular names in cricketing history, it is a pleasure to see MSD bat after retiring from the game.
In fact, the player still manages to be the first pick for many bettors on legal cricket betting sites. While Dhoni is yet to produce a blunder in the competition, the player has electrified the stadium every time he’s set foot on the ground.
Thus, the statement by the CSK coach about Dhoni’s recovery is crucial for many cricket fans across the globe.