MS Dhoni, Captain of Chennai Super Kings led his team to victory for the 5th time. However, his knee injury was aggravated during the tournament and he will be admitted to Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai for some tests.
Dhoni entered IPL 2023 with a knee injury and was seen wearing a kneecap during the matches. One could see him running slowly between the wickets.
After the thrilling win in the finals, many felt that it was the best time for Dhoni to hang up his boots but Dhoni said that while it would be easy to announce his retirement, the harder thing would be to work hard for 9 months and try to play another IPL. He said it would be a gift for his fans after all the love he received from them.
The final game at Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad turned out to be a thriller after rain played spoilsport. The match was decided in the last ball and Ravindra Jadeja hit a four to make CSK win the finals.