CSK has announced that M S Dhoni will no longer lead the team and Jadeja will take the team ahead. Mahi’s decision just two days before the start of the league surprised everyone. Jadeja became Dhoni’s successor. He will take over the command of Chennai Super Kings.
Excellent record: Under the captaincy of Dhoni, Chennai Super Kings became IPL champion four times. Dhoni took the team to the final nine times in the IPL. Chennai has won 121 matches under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The team has also won the Champions League T20 title twice so far.
Be it retirement from test cricket or retirement from international cricket. Mahendra Singh Dhoni surprises everyone with his decision. This time too, Dhoni handed over the captaincy of the Chennai Super King team to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, two days before the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Although this was already going on in Dhoni’s mind. In an interview given to a website, Chennai team CEO Viswanathan explained the reason behind Dhoni’s decision. He told that Mahi saw his successor in Jadeja. He knows that Jadeja has the power to handle the team.
Dhoni gave the verdict before practice
Viswanathan told in the interview that on Thursday when the team was going for practice. Dhoni told everyone about his decision to step down from the captaincy. MS was already thinking about it that this is the right time to hand over the captaincy to Jadeja. Jadeja is currently in the best phase of his career. Mahi also knows what is right for the team.
Focusing on the youth: Along with handing over the captaincy to Jadeja, Dhoni is focusing on youth for a better future for the team.
Jadeja’s journey in the league
Played 200 matches, scored 2386 runs, took 127 wickets, hit 85 sixes. In all aspects of the game, Jadeja has always proved his importance to the team. For the 15th season of the league, Chennai retained Jadeja for a whopping amount of 16 crores. It was more than Dhoni’s salary. He is the most expensive player on the CSK team.
Dhoni Will prepare Jadeja as captain before retirement
There are speculations that IPL 2022 could be Dhoni’s last season as a player. In such a situation, Dhoni wants Jadeja to get mature as a captain under his guidance this season. After winning the title last year, Dhoni told his fans that he would play for at least one more season for Chennai. In one session, Dhoni wants to outline the future of the Chennai Super Kings team. His eyes are also on young players like Rituraj Gaikwad.
The highest winning average for Chennai
Chennai team under Dhoni’s captaincy may be eight wins behind Mumbai in terms of winning most matches in IPL, but in terms of winning average, the team is on top. Chennai has the highest winning average of 60% while the Mumbai team has 57.6%.
The third captain of the team after Dhoni and Raina
Apart from Dhoni, Suresh Raina has taken over the command of Chennai in the team’s journey so far. Jadeja will be the third captain of this team. Viswanathan said that even Jadeja did not know about this. Although we had discussed this in the 2021 session also. Even then Jadeja’s name was unanimously liked by everyone. We all knew he would be Dhoni’s best successor.