All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja stepped down as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain on Saturday (April 30), and MS Dhoni will now lead the team in the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season matches. According to a statement from CSK, Jadeja decided to focus on his game and Dhoni has accepted his decision.
CSK’s official press release stated that Ravindra Jadeja has decided to step down from the captaincy to focus more on his game and requested MS Dhoni to lead CSK. MS Dhoni has admitted to leading CSK in the larger interest and allowing Jadeja to focus on his game.
Many former cricketers have given their reaction in this whole matter. This time, it was the turn of former Team India all-rounder Irfan Pathan, who tweeted that he can understand Jadeja’s feeling and hoped that the all-rounder’s game is not affected because of this.
I really Feel for Ravindra Jadeja. Let’s hope it doesn’t effect him as a cricketer in a negative way.— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 30, 2022
Under the captaincy of the great MS Dhoni, the Chennai based team has played a final of the Indian Premier League a total of 9 times. During this, Chennai Super Kings has also won the title 4 times. The MS Dhoni led side managed to lift the beautiful trophy in the year 2010, 2011, 2018 and the most recent being 2021. Apart from this, CSK has also won the Champions League title twice under the captaincy of Dhoni.
At the same time, Ravindra Jadeja was a flop this season as a captain as well as a player. Under his captaincy, Chennai Super Kings played 8 matches so far and has lost 6 matches of those.
After MS Dhoni took charge of the team again, CSK managed to beat SRH last night. At present, Chennai is at number 9 position in the points table with 6 points as a result. As a player, Jadeja has managed only 112 runs in eight matches so far this season, and has taken five wickets with the ball, excluding his performance last night’s match.