Calcutta: Aggregation India and Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be out of activity for at atomic 10 canicule afterwards comestible a “bad bruise” on his appropriate arm from a Shane Bond snorter on Tuesday.
Team buyer Gurunath Meyappan, however, abreast the media that the captain’s abrasion will be adjourned in Chennai on March 21 afore demography a call. In Dhoni’s absence, Suresh Raina will be arch the ancillary and Parthiv Patel will be the wicket-keeper.
“The Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not be arena in the two matches — adjoin the Delhi Daredevils at the Kotla on March 19 and adjoin the Kings XI Punjab in Chennai on March 21.
“He will be abiding to Ranchi and will be aback in Chennai on March 21. Afterwards assessing his injury, we will booty a call,” Meyappan said.
He additionally abreast that Dhoni will be paid his abounding salary. Meyappan was accompanied by team’s administrator of candid operations V.B. Chandrasekhar.Dhoni was hit on the arm by a ascent commitment from Bond during Chennai Super Kings’ innings but connected batting, scoring an best 66 off 33 assurance to advance his aggregation to a match-winning 164.He kept wickets as able-bodied during the Knight Riders’ bootless hunt but was apparent cutting an ice backpack during the post-match presentation ceremony. Later, he had an X-ray and an MRI browse done at a burghal hospital.
Although the aggregation administration is assured Dhoni to comedy adjoin the Royal Challengers Bangalore on March 23, it is absurd that the India captain will booty any adventitious afore actuality absolutely fit.With the ICC World T20 starting abutting ages (team alternative acceptable on March 26), Dhoni wouldn’t appetite to accident aggravating his injury.Dhoni larboard the aggregation auberge in the afternoon, for hometown Ranchi, in a Scorpio.