Former India captain MS Dhoni gave a cheeky hint of his opinion on Team India’s current form and their title challenge in the ongoing World Cup 2023.
Rohit Sharma‘s side is performing brilliantly in the World Cup 2023: with 5 wins in 5 games, India are at the top of the points table, at the time of writing, and are the only unbeaten team in the tournament so far. Their wins included over Australia, Pakistan, and New Zealand.
India’s 2011 World Cup-winning captain, MS Dhoni, was asked about India’s chances of lifting the trophy this year at an event he attended in Bangalore on Thursday.
First, Dhoni praised the team and the players, pointing out that almost everyone has performed well in the chances they have got so far. However, the CSK captain remained mum and didn’t speak much, smilingly saying that every aspect in the team is looking solid, but he won’t speak much.
“It’s a very good team. Bohot accha balance hai team ka. Harlog acha khel rahe hain (The team’s balance is extremely good. All the players are playing well). So everything is looking very good. Isse zyada main kuch nahi bolunga, baaki samajhdaar ko ishara kaafi hai (I won’t say anything more than this. For the wise, the signal is enough),” Dhoni said.
India’s next match is against defending champions England this Sunday in Lucknow.
Will MS Dhoni play in IPL 2024? The CSK captain answers
Yes, MS Dhoni has hinted that he will play in the IPL 2024. At the event in Bangalore, MS Dhoni said that his knee is recovering well and he will be fit by November.
“Knee has survived the operation, going through the rehab patch, the doctor told me you would feel much better by November. But no problem in day-to-day routine,” said Dhoni.
Dhoni had undergone a knee surgery – for a knee injury which he battled with throughout the IPL 2023 season – in June after helping CSK lift their 5th IPL trophy in May at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Aged 42, Dhoni was the oldest player to play in the IPL 2023.