Chennai, April 16: In a major relieve to the Chennai franchise, CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has revealed that he is fit to play to play the upcoming VIVO IPL 2018 fixtures after sustaining a “bad back” injury which he picked up during the match against KXIP.

Following his bad back havoc, the former India captain notched up his career-best T20 innings, scoring an unbeaten 79 run off 44 balls, which failed to be a match-winning knock.

“It’s bad,” he said of the injury. “How bad it is, I don’t know. God has given me enough power, I don’t need to use my back a lot (when batting). The hands can do the job,” Mahendra Singh Dhoni was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia.

“We’ll assess how bad it is. It shouldn’t be too bad because I know what really happened. Once you know what kind of injury it is, it becomes slightly easy to get out of it.

“Also, we have three-four days now before the next game, so (there is) enough time. Also, I am quite used to playing with a few injuries; whether it is back, fingers, elbow or something else. So, you have to be tough and play out the game,” the Ranchi stumper added.

CSK, who are currently third on the IPL 2018 table will next take on RR in  a home fixture on April 20.