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Why MS Dhoni cannot bat longer in IPL? Explained

Why MS Dhoni cannot bat longer in IPL? Explained

In IPL 2024, MS Dhoni has scored 87 runs from five innings at a mind-boggling strike rate of 255.88 and is yet to be dismissed.

Veteran MS Dhoni has been in emphatic form in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2024). Recently, the right-handed batter smashed 28 runs off just 9 deliveries against LSG to help his side post a good total on the board. In IPL 2024, MS Dhoni has played several blazing cameos with the bat. The veteran has been in tremendous form in the 17th edition of the IPL as he has scored 87 runs from five innings at a mind-boggling strike rate of 255.88 and is yet to be dismissed. So, the question arises why MS Dhoni is not batting longer in IPL?

Why Dhoni cannot bat longer?

CSK head coach Stephen Fleming revealed that MS Dhoni’s recovery from his knee injury has stopped him from batting for longer periods. Fleming said that the team isn’t surprised with how well the experienced campaigner is faring in IPL 2024 because he was performing quite well in the pre-season camp.

It’s inspirational, isn’t it? His batting this year even in training has been very crisp. The team isn’t surprised with what he is doing because his skill level during the pre-season was very high. Other years he has obviously had problems with his knee and he is sort of recovering from that which is why there is only a certain amount of balls he can function well,” Fleming was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

Fleming also emphasized on the fact that CSK needs Dhoni for the whole tournament and cannot take any risk regarding him. “I think everyone wants to see him for longer as we do but that amount of time is about right. We need him for the tournament and that 2-3 over cameo he is owning that space,” added Fleming.

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