As the new season of the Indian Premier League is now around the corner, a huge development is now taking place in CSK’s leadership. MS Dhoni announced that he will no more be the captain of the Chennai Super Kings and has handed over the position to the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja has proven himself under the wings of MS Dhoni since joining the franchise in 2012 as a young player.
Ravindra Jadeja is now regarded as one of the best all-rounders in world cricket. Jadeja is the third player to become the captain of CSK after Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni.
Official statement on MS Dhoni handing over the captaincy
Ravindra Jadeja has been a significant part of the Chennai Super Kings throughout. Therefore Dhoni has made the right choice in selecting the next captain.
However, Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and the coming season.
Jadeja – The successor of MS Dhoni
Jadeja doesn’t need an introduction at all when it comes to showmanship. He has done wonders with bat and ball, proving that he is one of the premium all-rounders in the world. Just like Dwayne Bravo, Jadeja has played a vital player in CSK being one of the most consistent franchises in the series. Jadeja was the most expensive retained player in the IPL 2022 mega auctions (16 crores).
Be it batting, fielding, or bowling, when Jadeja is on the ground, he outshines every player and area. With each season, he has shown a gradual upward progression in the batting department. He has even taken his batting into the next plane in the last few seasons.
Sunil Gavaskar’s opinion on Jadeja taking over MS Dhoni
The Legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar had earlier mentioned that Jadeja could be the right choice for the captaincy if Dhoni decides to take a break from the responsibility.
He added that he had noticed the player has grown eventually as a matured one over the last few years. Gavaskar admires the way Jadeja makes adjustments according to the game requirements and his ability to read the match situations.
Gavaskar said that it would not be very surprising to him if Dhoni decided to take a break and handing over the captaincy to Jadeja.
Stats of CSK under the stint of MS Dhoni’s captaincy
MS Dhoni has clichéd the IPL trophy on four occasions-2010, 2011, 2018, and 2011. He has also led the team into five runners-up occasions- 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2019.
Dhoni has played 204 matches for Chennai Super Kings as a captain dating back to 2008. He has managed to win 121 matches, lost 82, and one match without a result. He has a winning percentage of 59.60.
MS Dhoni vs Rohit Sharma
Dhoni has led CSK in 204 matches from which they have won 121 and lost 82. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma has led Mumbai in 129 matches, winning 75 and losing 50 with four draws. His Winning percentage is 59.68
MS Dhoni vs Virat Kohli
Dhoni has led CSK in 204 matches from which they have won 121 and lost 82. Virat Kohli on his stint from 2008 to 2021, has led Bangalore to 64 wins, 69 losses, and three ties in 140 games. His victory percentage is 48.16 percent.
MS Dhoni vs Gautam Gambhir
Dhoni has led CSK in 204 matches from which they have won 121 and lost 82. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir has paved the way for Kolkata Knight Riders into two IPL victories. He has led KKR in 129 games, winning 71, losing 57, and tying one. His win percentage is 55.42 percent.