MS Dhoni Hands Over CSK’s Captaincy To Ravindra Jadeja, Cricket Fraternity & Fans React


An era has come to an end today as MS Dhoni, the second most successful skipper of the IPL, has given up the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings and Ravindra Jadeja has been appointed as the new skipper of the team. The IPL 2022 is going to start in a couple of days and it will be the first time since 2008 that the Chennai franchise will start the tournament without Dhoni’s captaincy.

Ravindra Jadeja will become the third cricketer to lead CSK as till now, the Chennai team has played only under Dhoni or Suresh Raina’s captaincy. Raina was Mahi’s deputy for more than a decade and he led the team whenever the latter was not able to play.

Dhoni has led CSK since the inaugural edition of the tournament which was played in 2008 and in the last 12 years, the Chennai team has played 204 matches under his leadership, out of which they won 121 and lost 82, reached finals 9 times and won 4 times. However, the record would have been better if CSK had not been banned from the league for 2 years, i.e., in 2016-17.

The announcement of Dhoni handing over the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja was made through the official Twitter handle of the franchise. Here is the tweet:

It is definitely an emotional moment for the Yellow Army fans because for majority of them, CSK is all about Dhoni and though everyone knew that Mahi won’t be staying there for long, it was still a rude shock for many. A number of fans are upset that Dhoni won’t be leading the team but this was bound to happen because age is not on his side but the good thing is that we will still see him play as he will reportedly be a part of the team for 2 more years.

Check out how people from the cricket fraternity and fans reacted over the big news:

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Mahi is one of the best skippers that the Indian team has ever had as he is the only skipper to win three major ICC trophies, 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, 2011 ICC World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

Ravindra Jadeja who has been playing under Dhoni’s captaincy since 2012 in CSK certainly has a big responsibility on his shoulders now but the Rockstar has proven his worth time and again and fans are quite hopeful that he will deliver as a captain as well.

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