In a major turn of events, Ravindra Jadeja has handed over the CSK captaincy back to MS Dhoni. The Chennai Super Kings have confirmed that the all-rounder has relinquished the captaincy duties midway through the season to hand over the captaincy back to the former skipper.
For those who don’t know, the four-time champions appointed their star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja the new skipper of the franchise. Their legendary skipper MS Dhoni had resigned from the leadership duties ahead of the IPL 2022 to smoothen up the transition process.
However, the move didn’t work as per the plan for the defending champions. Chennai Super Kings have already been crashed out of the playoffs race after playing only eight league games.
Ravindra Jadeja hands over the CSK captaincy back to MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings have confirmed the move through an official release. As per the release, Ravindra Jadeja wants to focus on his game and the decision has been taken for the larger interest.
“Ravindra Jadeja has decided to relinquish captaincy to focus and concentrate more on his game and has requested MS Dhoni to lead CSK. MS Dhoni has accepted to lead CSK in the larger interest and to allow Jadeja to focus on his game,” read the official release.
Jadeja to handover CSK captaincy back to MS Dhoni:Ravindra Jadeja has decided to relinquish captaincy to focus and concentrate more on his game & has requested MS Dhoni to lead CSK. MS Dhoni has accepted to lead CSK in the larger interest & to allow Jadeja to focus on his game.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 30, 2022
After a dismal run this season, many fans were calling out Jadeja’s captaincy and already were demanding his resignation. Moreover, the captaincy pressure also affected Jadeja’s performance this season.
Jadeja has only scored 122 runs and picked up 5 wickets in eight matches this season. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni has looked in decent touch and he has amassed 132 runs in 8 games this season.
While the season is already gone, Chennai Super Kings will look to win the remaining game to spoil the party of the others. Also, Ravindra Jadeja will try to get back to the groove with the bat and the ball after handing over the captaincy duties to MS Dhoni.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the news:
MS Dhoni will lead CSK tomorrow against SRH in #IPL2022.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 30, 2022
MS Dhoni be like pic.twitter.com/AbGcKcVCBV
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) April 30, 2022
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) April 30, 2022
Jadeja hands over the captaincy to MS Dhoni
Le MS fans: pic.twitter.com/eIZLBdNc0D
— J 🍕 (@Jaimin_Parmar_) April 30, 2022
MS Dhoni wanted to leave captaincy but captaincy does not wants to leave Thala.
— Abhishek Khinchi (@Abhi_k_tweets) April 30, 2022
Mahi captaining once again. Finishing games like before. Listening to him in the post match. Is it really 2022 🥺💛 #MSDhoni𓃵
— A-Bae oh (@KyaKhauYaar) April 30, 2022