Ultimately, it’s a piece of great news for all fans. Former Indian cricketer and CSK skipper MS Dhoni in IPL 2024, confirms his participation with an interesting update.
After playing his last World Cup match in 2019, MS Dhoni officially announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2020. However, MSD continued to entertain his fans by playing for CSK in the further editions of the IPL.
MS Dhoni Promised To Play in IPL 2024
Earlier, this year, MS Dhoni promised that he would surely return for his fans in the forthcoming edition by working on his fitness, after winning the IPL 2023 title. Furthermore, the legendary cricketer said that it would be the best gift from his side for all fans. Also, the 42-year-old cricketer underwent knee surgery at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital in June 2023.
Based on this incident, there were speculations about MS Dhoni’s retirement from the IPL. Fans were left questioning if it was the end of IPL for MS Dhoni.
Throughout the IPL 2023, a niggle on the knee troubled MS Dhoni. Despite, facing all these troubles, MS Dhoni scored 104 runs in 16 matches by limiting himself to the finisher role.
Apart from the best finisher, MS Dhoni was brilliant with his wicket-keeping skills in all matches. A 42-year-old cricketer padded with heavy straps for the entire 20 overs, in such challenging body conditions isn’t an easy task.
Under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, CSK was the 5-times defending champions for the years 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, and 2023.
Moreover, MS Dhoni, popularly known as “THALA” by all CSK fans, is the only active senior player in the IPL since 2008.
The Chennai Super Kings franchise has released some big players’ names such as Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, and other players. At present, CSK has a remaining purse of 31.4 crores ahead of the mini-auction.
Though CSK released its 8 players but retained the core players such as MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Ajinkya Rahane.
MS Dhoni in IPL 2024: A crucial update from the former cricketer after undergoing knee surgery.
On 26th October 2023, MS Dhoni confirmed his participation in the next edition of Indian Premier League IPL. The legendary batsman cum wicket-keeper shared a crucial update at a promotional event in Bengaluru:
“The knee has survived the surgery and is currently undergoing the recovery process. Also, the doctors predicted that I would be feeling much better by November 2023. Moreover, there aren’t any problems in day-to-day life.”
The above update clarified to the fans in advance that MS Dhoni in IPL 2024 is perfect to lead his team.
MS Dhoni in IPL 2024: Captain’s Promise fulfilled after winning the IPL 2023 Trophy
MS Dhoni gave an emotional message to his fans about his participation in the next edition after winning the IPL 2023 Trophy:
“I have 6 to 7 months to decide because a lot of factors depend upon my body condition and physical fitness. I would find the simplest part to say thank you and retire by walking away from here…”
Furthermore, the CSK captain showed his thankfulness towards the fans by expressing his feelings:
“But, the most challenging thing for me is to work hard for the next nine months on my fitness and come back to play the upcoming edition of the IPL for them. The amount of love and affection shown by them wherever I have been this year is truly exceptional…”
Moreover, it would be the best gift from my side. Though it wouldn’t be easier for me, I need to do something for my fans as they have shown their pure love and affection…”
From the above speech, fans had confidence that MS Dhoni in IPL 2024 as CSK skipper would continue to enhance the entertainment level.
Finally, the captain’s promise has been fulfilled which shows the determination of the legendary cricketer.
Kasi Viswanathan’s update about MS Dhoni in IPL 2024: An interesting message for all “THALA” fans about MS Dhoni’s injury update
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan provided an interesting update about MS Dhoni in IPL 2024 by showering praises on the CSK skipper:
“If our captain promises, he never stepped back. Already, he told in that interview what he was planning to do in the forthcoming season. I am confident about MSD that he will always execute his plans according to his commitment. He is 100% fit to enter the IPL 2024 tournament.”
Ab De Villers about MS Dhoni in IPL 2024: The former South African skipper shares his opinion
The former South African skipper Ab De Villers shares his excitement about MS Dhoni’s participation in IPL 2024:
“I’m overjoyed to see that man’s name on the retention list. There was a lot of speculation last season regarding whether it would be his final season or not. He will play another IPL season in 2024. He is always a man filled with surprises. Who knows probably he has three more IPL seasons to go. But it’s amazing to have his name on the list.”
The above message from Ab De Villers indicates his excitement about MS Dhoni’s return.
Overall, MS Dhoni in IPL 2024 is a perfect fit to create another sensation in the tournament. The star cricketer hangs his boots up to provide double entertainment to all fans.
As promised in the previous season, MS Dhoni has been working on his physical fitness. The grand comeback will provide a pure goosebumps moment for all his fans.
All CSK fans are making this news sensational with the interesting caption: