MS Dhoni during a visit to the Deori Maa Temple in Ranchi.© Twitter
MS Dhoni has started his preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. The Chennai Super Kings captain was last seen in action during the IPL 2023 final, where he led the side to the title for a record-equalling fifth time. He had made it clear after winning the final that he would be playing the 2024 edition after getting showered with love from fans across India. He was recently seen training in a stadium. The World Cup-winning captain’s return on the cricket field in CSK colours will be widely followed. Recently, he visited the Deori Maa Temple in Ranchi. In the viral video, he could be seen sharing a cute moment with a kid.
With MS Dhoni present at the temple, there was a rush for selfies. Even then MS Dhoni put up a smiling face despite being chased by hundreds for autographs and selfies.
MS Dhoni visit at the Deori Maa Temple in Ranchi to seek blessings.
– This is beautiful..!!! pic.twitter.com/KYxRc3KXgU
” CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) February 6, 2024
Keeping the curiosity intact among the fans regarding Dhoni’s future after this season, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that only Dhoni could say if it is going to be his last edition.
“That I do not know. See, as far as the captain is concerned, he will answer you directly. He does not tell us what he is going to do,” Viswanathan said as quoted by The Indian Express.
Dhoni went through a knee surgery in early June this year. Currently, the player is going through rehab and he is expected to be match-fit well ahead of IPL 2024.
“He is doing well now. He has started his rehab. He started working in the gym. And, probably in another 10 days he’ll start working in the nets also,” said Viswanathan.
In a bid to retain their Indian Premier League (IPL) title, CSK did some exceptional business at the Players Auction in Dubai on December 19. The MS Dhoni-led side roped in six players in total, with New Zealand all-rounder Daryl Mitchell as their most expensive buy, priced at Rs 14 crore. The five-time champions stunned everyone when they bought uncapped Indian batter Sameer Rizvi for Rs 8.4 crore. CSK resigned India all-rounder Shardul Thakur, following his release from KKR.
(With PTI inputs)
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