Chennai Super Kings’ captain, MS Dhoni, garnered attention once more when a widely circulated video depicted him smoking hookah on social media. Some fans criticized the former India captain for engaging in sheesha in the footage. Despite being a familiar face in fitness training routines, Dhoni’s exercise regimen and lifestyle have played a crucial role in maintaining his enduring fitness for the fast-paced T20 cricket format. At 42 years old, he is the oldest captain in the IPL and led the franchise to their fifth title in the previous season, triumphing over defending champions Gujarat Titans.
The viral video of MS Dhoni enjoying hookah raised concerns among fans, but a closer inspection by India.com revealed that the footage is part of an advertisement featuring the legendary skipper. In this promotional content, Dhoni is accompanied by actor Sunny Singh, and prior to this video, he was seen alongside rapper MC Stan.
In preparation for IPL 2024, MS Dhoni is getting ready for net practice. Following his successful guidance of CSK to their fifth championship win in IPL 2023, Dhoni underwent a left knee surgery in Mumbai to address issues that had arisen during the tournament, notably affecting his mobility while running between the wickets. The preparatory camp for CSK in Chennai is expected to kick off in the first week of March, as confirmed by Viswanathan.
During the recent IPL Player Auction, CSK strategically bolstered their squad by acquiring six players – Shardul Thakur, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, and Aravelly Avanish Rao.