The crowd erupted in joy when Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won IPL 2023 and defeated Gujarat Titans (GT). CSK skipper MS Dhoni was quite delighted as not many gave CSK a chance to score 10 runs in the last 2 balls as Ravindra Jadeja smashed the winning runs. CSK’s decision to make MS Dhoni bat ahead of Ravindra Jadeja did wonders.
CSK looked like a completely different unit in the playoffs as there was camaraderie among the players and a never to say die attitude. The veteran batter Ambati Rayudu bid adieu to the game in a grand fashion as his quick-fire knock of 19 runs in 8 balls changed the complexion of the match as smashing huge sixes against Mohit Sharma is never easy.
It won’t be wrong to say that CSK’s strategy of attacking Rashid Khan proved to be decisive. The wrist-spinner was whacked around the park and conceded 44 runs in his 3-over spell and was quite predictable.
There has been a lot of buzz as to whether MS Dhoni would play the next season. CSK skipper has been tight-lipped and during the post-match presentation, he pointed out that it depends on his knee.
IPL 2023 | India National Cricket Team | Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Delhi Capitals (DC) | Gujarat Titans (GT) | Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) | Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) | Mumbai Indians (MI) | Punjab Kings (PBKS) | Rajasthan Royals (RR) | Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) | SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)
MS Dhoni will be taking medical advice- CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan was having an interaction with PTI and he said that MS Dhoni is going to consult a doctor and the decision on whether to undergo surgery will be completely CSK skipper’s decision.
“Yes, it is true that Dhoni will be taking medical advice for his left knee injury and accordingly decide. If surgery is advised, it can only be ascertained after reports come out, it will be completely his call,” said CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan.
“It will be completely Dhoni’s call. But I can tell you in CSK, we haven’t entertained those thoughts “He is very happy but there were no celebrations. The players dispersed for their respective destinations from Ahmedabad only. Also if you have seen CSK, we are never big on celebrations,” he added.