IPL 2022: MS Dhoni Returns As CSK Captain After Ravindra Jadeja Steps Down
On Saturday, Chennai Super Kings announced that MS Dhoni will take over as captain after Ravindra Jadeja stepped down to “focus on his game.” MS Dhoni handed over the captaincy to Jadeja two days before the season began, and the all-rounder was named captain two days later. However, the team had a slow start to the season, winning only two of their first eight games. “Ravindra Jadeja has decided to relinquish captaincy in order to focus and concentrate more on his game,” the franchise said in an official statement. “MS Dhoni has been asked to lead CSK.” “MS Dhoni has agreed to lead CSK in the larger interest, allowing Jadeja to concentrate on his game,” the statement continued.
This season, Jadeja hasn’t been at his best with the bat or the ball, and several experts have speculated that captaincy is taking its toll on the 33-year-old.
Jadeja has scored 112 runs at an average of 22.40 and a strike rate of 121.74 in eight matches. He has only taken five wickets in eight matches with an economy rate of 8.19 RPO.
“Jadeja appears to be having difficulty with the bat, which is not a good sign. It is critical for him to perform with the willow because if he continues to fail in the same manner, things for the Chennai Super Kings will become extremely difficult. He is clearly feeling the weight of captaincy on his shoulders “Aakash Chopra, a former India opener, said on his YouTube channel.
Since the franchise’s first season in the IPL in 2008, Dhoni has led CSK in every season. He led them to four championships, the most recent of which came last year.
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