A former cricketer of the Indian Cricket Team praised CSK Captain Dhoni as a "champion for life"

When Dhoni said that he would try and push his body to come back and play another season of the IPL as "a gift" for the fans, he knew very well that it was a difficult decision for him. A few days later, even fans got to know that Dhoni underwent knee surgery almost immediately after leading CSK to their fifth title victory in the 16th edition of the IPL.

Dhoni had flown to Mumbai from Ahmedabad immediately after the final on Monday and consulted renowned sports orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, who is also on the medical panel of the BCCI. He had performed surgeries on a number of top Indian cricketers, including Rishabh Pant.

Reacting to the news of surgery on Dhoni's knee, former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, who is known to be an ardent CSK fan, praised the legendary captain for his grit and determination. While calling Dhoni a "warrior" Sivaramakrishnan said Dhoni played the entire 16th edition on "one leg" and did not let the pain get in the way of his "clarity of thoughts".

Sivaramakrishnan tweeted, "MS Dhoni went through knee surgery today; it was successful. True leader, playing with one leg. No pain, no gain. The agonising pain did not affect his clarity of thought. It was amazing how he was able to lead a side with so much pain. His mindset is that of a warrior. Champion for life."



Jun 2, 2023 4:35 PM