Kolkata: Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the skipper of the Chennai Super Kings has been ruled out of the third edition of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament for ten days due to an elbow injury.
Dhoni was hit on his elbow by a Shane Bond delivery during the match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday, which they won convincingly.
However, the team”s coach Stephen Fleming ruled out any major injury adding, “He has gone for an X-ray. I hope that everything is well and it”s just a bruise and nothing more than that.”
Suresh Raina has been appointed the stand-in-skipper for the time Dhoni is out of the squad. He will lead the side in their next match against the Delhi Daredevils to be played at the Ferozshah Kotla on March 19.