MS Dhoni-led Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) misplaced their residence sport to Rajasthan Royals (RR) in match 17 of the IPL 2023 version on Wednesday (April 12) in Chennai. Asking Sanju Samson-led RR to bat first, Chennai restricted the one-time winners to 175 for 8 after Jos Buttler’s 52 and contributions from Devdutt Padikkal, R Ashwin, and Shimron Hetymer.
In reply, CSK was restricted to 172 for six regardless of a late flourish from MS Dhoni (32 not out off 17 balls) and Ravindra Jadeja’s 15-ball 25*. Needing 54 off 18 balls, after a flurry of wickets fell within the center overs, Chennai took the sport deep courtesy of Dhoni and Jadeja’s massive hits however could not take their facet previous the end line as they fell brief by three runs. After the match, Matthew Hayden — former Australia and CSK opener — raised health issues for Dhoni as he noticed him to be having some points in operating between wickets.
In a video shared by CSK’s official Twitter deal with, Dhoni was seen struggling to stroll correctly as he entered the dressing room. This is the clip:
CSK head coach Stephen Fleming has confirmed that Dhoni is not match in the meanwhile. “He’s nursing a knee damage, which you’ll see in a few of his actions, which is hindering him considerably. However nonetheless what you noticed at the moment is a superb participant for us. His health has at all times been very skilled,” Fleming instructed reporters.
It stays to be seen if the 41-year-old is match on time to guide the four-time winners once they play their subsequent sport; away conflict versus the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday (April 16).