Will MS Dhoni play in IPL 2024? Chennai Super Kings CEO Says “If our manager…”


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Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan gave a major update regarding MS Dhoni ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. Dhoni had undergone a knee surgery after the IPL 2023 triumph and there were some questions regarding his availability for the upcoming season of the competition. However, the former Indian cricket team skipper was named in the retention list submitted by the franchise, confirming his participation. Viswanathan said that Dhoni is not going back on his word and that he is in good shape after the surgery and will lead the five-time champions again.

“If our leader has given a word, he has never gone back. He already said what he intended to do in that interview. I am sure that knowing MS, he will always do what he has committed to do. He is absolutely fit. . Thalaivan is thalaivan (our leader is our leader),” Viswanthan said in a video posted by CSK.

Earlier, India dough Rinku Singh credited to the legendary former captain MS Dhoni for helping him maintain his composure in crisis-ridden situations, which he showed amply during his knock in the first T20I against Australia Visakhapatnam.

Rinku played the role of finisher on Thursday, hitting the winning runs in the final over to give India a two-wicket victory.

“As for my secret of composure, I had discussions with Mahi (Dhoni) bhai about what he does to stay calm, especially in the last over,” Rinku was quoted as saying in a BCCI video after Thursday’s win .

“He (Dhoni) told me to try to stay as calm as possible and try to look straight (at the bowler). That’s how I tried to stay calm in the game,” he said, though he did not mention when the discussions with Dhoni happened.

(With PTI inputs)

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