The former India captain had successfully undergone a left knee surgery in Mumbai after leading Chennai Super Kings to the fifth IPL title earlier in June.
Here’s what CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said:
“Dhoni is doing well now, he has started his rehab – working in the gym & will start working in the nets in the next 10 days.”
While many anticipated IPL 2023 to mark Dhoni’s final season with Chennai Super Kings, he subtly hinted at a return during the IPL 2023 final, expressing his intent to come back in IPL 2024 if his body allows.
Here’s what Dhoni had said:
“If you circumstantially see, it’s the best time to announce retirement. The easy thing for me to say is thank you and retire. But the hard thing to do is to work hard for nine months and try to play one more IPL season. The body has to hold up. But the amount of love I have received from CSK fans, it would be a gift for them to play one more season.”
“The way they’ve shown their love and emotion, it’s something I need to do for them. It’s the last part of my career. It started over here and full house was chanting my name. It was same thing in Chennai, but it will be good to come back and play whatever I can. The kind of cricket I play, they feel they can play that cricket. There’s nothing orthodox about it and I like to keep it simple.”