Dhoni Struggles During Hyderabad Game, Calls Physio: Here’s Why

MS Dhoni looked visibly drained during the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Here’s why.

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MS Dhoni looked visibly drained during the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
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MS Dhoni batted for 14 overs of Chennai’s chase of Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 164/5 and even though the CSK skipper remained at the crease till the very end, they lost the match by 7 runs.

Playing in Dubai’s hot conditions with severe humidity, the 39-year-old was seen struggling on the field, even having to call the physio for help. While the commentators thought Dhoni had probably pulled a muscle, he revealed after the game that it was just simple exhaustion that got to him.

‘I am fine. I tried to get as much time as possible. It’s quite dry over here so the throat gets dry and you start to cough. When you have legal signs, you can take some time off. Other than that, it looks good,’ said MS Dhoni.

Dhoni finished the match unbeaten on 47 runs, his best outing in this season of the IPL. Chennai, however, slumped to their third straight loss of the season and continue to be placed at the bottom of the standings.

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