With a lower back injury, will MS Dhoni play the next game?

With a lower back injury, will MS Dhoni play the next game?

Dhoni was in severe discomfort during the game against KXIP.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni gets injured during an IPL 2018 match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings. (Photo by: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni almost won the game for his side, but it was Afghanistan’s 17-year-old spinner who took the game away from the visitors. CSK never looked in the competition until the 16th over. But, Dhoni turned the tables to take the game down the wire.

However, what’s more bothering for CSK than the defeat was the skipper Dhoni’s lower-back injury, which he sustained during his knock of 79*(44). He took the treatment from the team physio during the strategic time out, but the batsman looked in severe discomfort till the final over.

When asked about the same, Dhoni sounded positive and he felt it should be okay before the next game starts on 20th of April, which is still four days away. He went on to add that he’s now used to playing the game of cricket with injuries.

“I don’t know how bad my back is but it should be okay. God has given me enough power so I don’t have to rely on my back a lot. It shouldn’t be so bad. I am used to playing with the injuries. You have to be tough,” said Dhoni during the post-match presentation ceremony.

As per Dhoni’s quotes, we might well see him in the next game against Rajasthan Royals. CSK might be boosted by Suresh Raina’s presence in that game. He’s currently making himself fit for the upcoming games.

Backed Jadeja to do well

Many were unimpressed with Dhoni promoting Jadeja up the order ahead of Dwayne Bravo, the decision which cost CSK the game. Speaking about the same, Dhoni said that he will back the all-rounder as he has played only few games this season and he deserves to get more opportunities ahead.

“We have confidence in Jadeja because he being a left-hander is not easy for the bowlers. This is the time we need to give him the opportunity. If Jadeja can do the job of the floater that would be really good for the team as we have Raina at the top of the order. I will back him as we have not given him many opportunities,” said Dhoni.

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