MS Dhoni, the veteran captain of Chennai Super Kings, was also seen troubled due to injury in the team’s practice matches and he did not even do wicketkeeping during this period, which has put CSK in tension.
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New Delhi: Less than 24 hours are left for the IPL 2023 season to begin. On Friday, March 31, Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans will clash in the first match. There is a lot of excitement for this match as well but on this start ms dhoni The shadow of injury is looming. Chennai Super Kings, hoping for a good start in the new season, have been put under tension by captain Dhoni’s injury. The injury condition of veteran captain Dhoni is such that it seems difficult for him to play in the first match.
Even at the age of 41, Dhoni remains in the limelight due to his excellent fitness. However, this time the issue of fitness for him has become an obstacle in the way of starting the new season. The English newspaper Indian Express has revealed in its report that Dhoni has an injury in his left knee. It has been told in the report that even during the practice matches, Dhoni was seen troubled by this injury.
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Problem in running, not wicketkeeping
Four-time champion CSK was ranked 9th last season. In such a situation, in the new season, the team was hoping to show its strength again with a strong start, but before that Dhoni’s injury has come as bad news for CSK. It has been told in the report that Dhoni was seen flinching while taking runs during the practice matches. Not only this, due to this pain, he did not even do wicketkeeping in practice matches.
However, no official information has been given about this from Chennai side so far and the team will hope that Dhoni will be fit for this match. If he does not play in this match, then the team will expect his return against Lucknow Super Giants. The match between CSK and Lucknow will be played at Chennai’s home ground Chepauk on 3 April.
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Two big questions in front of Chennai
Dhoni will return fit but many questions have arisen in front of CSK in the very first match. The most important question is that of captaincy. Who will fulfill this responsibility in the absence of Dhoni, this is a big question. In the last season, Dhoni left the captaincy and handed over the responsibility to Ravindra Jadeja but he was a complete flop. In such a situation, whether he will get the responsibility again, it is difficult to say.
Apart from him, the team has experienced players like Ambati Rayudu and Moin Ali, who can handle this role for one match. Or Rituraj Gaikwad can also be an option, who is being seen as the future captain.
Not only captaincy Chennai For him, the headache of wicketkeeping will also increase. After the retirement of Robin Uthappa, CSK also does not have any experienced regular keeper. In such a situation, Rayudu or Devon Conway or Gaikwad may have to shoulder this responsibility as well.
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