Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Though former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni is injured, he is forced to carry on due to string of injuries within the team camp.

The veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is hurt and in pain due to a muscle tear and this is the primary reason behind him batting lower down in the order for CSK.

As per reports in some sections of media, Dhoni picked up the injury sometime during the ongoing season. However, the former captain remains fiercely determined to play through pain.

Fans and experts are putting question mark about Dhoni batting low for CSK. Moreover, the debate gained steam when he walked out to bat at No.9 during the match against Punjab Kings and was bowled first ball.

It’s also reported that even when batting in the nets, Dhoni only focuses on smashing the ball and not running much. Even though the nature of the injury is not completely known, Dhoni has been advised rest by doctors. However, the former CSK captain is adamant about not taking a break and is consuming his medicines timely to ensure he is at the best possible version of himself.

As per sources, Dhoni is not too keen on resting because CSK have already lost team’s second wicketkeeper Devon Conway to injury. Moreover, with pacers like Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana and Mustafizur Rahman already out of the IPL 2024, Dhoni is compelled to stay on despite injury.