IPL 2022: MS Dhoni hands over captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to Ravindra Jadeja

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IPL 2022: MS Dhoni hands over captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to Ravindra Jadeja
IPL 2022: MS Dhoni hands over captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to Ravindra Jadeja

IPL 2022: MS Dhoni hands over captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to Ravindra Jadeja

IPL 2022: MS Dhoni has decided to hand over the leadership of Chennai Super Kings and picked Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team.

Jadeja, who has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since 2012, will only be the third player to lead CSK.

IPL 2022: MS Dhoni hands over captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to Ravindra Jadeja
MS Dhoni hands over captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to Ravindra Jadeja

Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and beyond, CSK said in a statement.

Dhoni has captained in 204 matches in the IPL winning 121, losing 82. And one match ended in a no-result with a win percentage of 59.60.

Under the astute leadership of Dhoni Chennai have won four IPL titles in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021 as well as two Champions League T20 titles in 2010 and 2014.

The announcement took CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan by surprise but he said “if Dhoni takes a decision, it has to be in the best interest of the team”.

“See whatever decision MS takes it is in the best interest of the team. So there is nothing to worry for us. We respect his decision. He is always there to guide us,” Viswanthan said.

“He has always been the guiding force and will continue to be the guiding force.”

Asked if the 2022 edition can be his last season, the CEO added: “I don’t think it will be his last season. As long as he is fit, we want him to play. That is my wish, I don’t know about him (what he thinks).”

On Jadeja’s ascension as captain, Viswanathan said the all-rounder is primed to do well.

“See Jaddu will do well. He is probably in the best form of his career. He will definitely do well under MS’ guidance. Jaddu has been with us for 10 years and he very well knows the team culture,” he added.

(With Inputs from PTI)