‘MS Dhoni’s knees are getting worn out’: Ex-CSK star’s massive comment says ‘If he was in a wheelchair…’

MS Dhoni will be back in action on the cricket field when IPL 2024 begins on March 22 in Chennai. In the first match of the edition, MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore. After the IPL 2023 final, this will be the first time MS Dhoni will be seen in action. After leading CSK to a record fifth IPL title, all eyes will be on MS Dhoni to guide his team to a sixth title.

There has been a lot of speculation that IPL 2024 will be Dhoni’s last. Former cricketers, some of whom played with MS Dhoni, deliberated on Jio Cinema on its future.

Talking about MS Dhoni’s connection with CSK, his former long-time teammate Suresh Raina said: The best thing about MS is that he comes to Chennai a month or three weeks before the IPL. He beats for about two to three hours in humid conditions and trains in the gym. During that time, there’s a lot of team cohesion and I think that’s something magical.”

Anil Kumble on the parallels between Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, said, “I never played with MS in the IPL. When I played with him in the Indian team, he was the first to lift me. I guess he was the strongest in the lot to lift a heavy weight. It was a fantastic moment for me. I remember, when I was a coach and he was captain, we were in Ranchi for a one-day match, for an optional training session, he didn’t need to come as Ranchi is his hometown. But he “I was there for the session. I said, ‘What are you doing? We still have a few days until the next game.’ He said, ‘No, I just want to be there.’ ” It’s him. Sachin was the same. When I was with Mumbai Indians, Sachin had been playing cricket for around 25 or 26 years. But on optional days, he was the first to get on the bus. I don’t know these two guys. “I don’t think I can take a break. I won’t be surprised if MS continues to play for CSK as it is his optional session. He is so passionate that he wants to be there.”

Robin UthappaFormer CSK player, on what will push MS Dhoni to retire, said: “CSK would let him play even if he was in a wheelchair! Get off the wheelchair, bat, then go back. But I don’t think batting is the problem for him, I don’t think batting will ever be a problem for him. I think it’s the wicketkeeper. Knees wear out and he loves to keep. So because that he won’t be able to stand up there and add value, he will probably leave the game rather than for any other reason.

John Morgan on when Dhoni might retire, said: “He’s the kind of guy who writes his own script. It’s a matter of feeling, most likely for him. If his knees are as bad as Robbie lets him hear, time is running out probably because he would not want to stay in the position he has put the franchise in simply because he will always want the franchise to succeed. He is so generous with his time, with his respect, he will want someone to come in and take over.

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