Chennai Super Kings skipper and former Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who was seen struggling with his knee in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League has successfully undergone surgery on his left knee in a Mumbai hospital.
As per Cricbuzz, the operation went well and Dhoni is perfectly fit. Initially, it was expected that he would remain in the hospital for two more days, but later in the evening, it emerged that Dhoni had been discharged.
Dhoni, who led Chennai Super Kings to their fifth IPL title, had flown to Mumbai from Ahmedabad after the IPL final and consulted renowned sports orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Dinshaw Pardiwala, who is also on the BCCI medical panel and had performed surgeries on a number of top Indian cricketers, including Rishabh Pant.
According to John Gloster, former India and current Rajasthan Royals physio, who has worked with Dr Pardiwala, Dhoni is in safe hands.
“Dr Dinshaw is a very competent surgeon, particularly for knees and shoulders. We are lucky to have someone of his capability in India. He is a surgeon who would intervene only when he is assured that the outcome will be significant,” Gloster told Cricbuzz.
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan revealed that he spoke to Dhoni after the surgery. “I spoke to him after the operation. I cannot explain what the surgery is about but we have been told it is a keyhole surgery. He sounded fine in our conversation,” the CSK official confirmed.
Dhoni had played the entire IPL season with heavy strapping on his left knee and while he looked absolutely fine during wicket-keeping, he came into bat as low as No. 8 at times and didn’t look in his element while running between the wickets. However, things will be better now as the wicketkeeper-batsman will look to recuperate and rebuild.