MS Dhoni undergoes Covid-19 test for upcoming IPL season
The cash-rich Indian Premier League which was postponed in the month of March due to coronavirus crisis in India has now been rescheduled in the United Arab Emirates beginning on September 19. After the IPL governing council confirmed that the world’s premier tournament will be taking place this year in the Middle East, all the respective franchises started training for the tournament and the players are undergoing tests before jetting off to the UAE.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni also underwent a Covid-19 test on Wednesday for the upcoming season and his test report is expected to come up today. The micro praxis lab located at private Guru Nanak hospital here took Dhoni’s sample from his Simaliya based farmhouse in the state capital on Wednesday. Apart from Dhoni, another CSK player Monu Kumar Singh also gave his samples.
Sources in the Guru Nanak Hospital added that the test report of both the players is expected to come by Thursday afternoon. If reports come out to be negative, both players are likely to leave for Chennai where CSK reportedly decided to organize a five-day camp for the IPL.
We are aware of the fact that MS Dhoni has a lot of cricket left in him and his return to cricket is highly expected. The CEO of CSK, Kasi Viswanathan dropped a hint that the former India captain would continue till 2022.
“We don’t worry about him at all. Yes, we can expect MS Dhoni to be part of both (IPL 2020 and 2021) and probably for even the next year, 2022,” Viswanathan told India Today. “I am getting updates through the media only, saying he has been training in Jharkhand in indoor nets. But we don’t have to worry about the skipper, boss. We don’t worry about him at all. He knows his responsibilities and he will take care of himself and the team.”