Dhoni quits CSK as the captain
With two days remaining for IPL, 2022, the former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has quit Chennai Super Kings as the captain and has been replaced by Ravindra Jadeja for leading the team.
Chennai Super Kings which has been a four-time winner of IPL has confirmed that Dhoni will continue to be a representative of the team. This season of IPL will start with CSK playing against KKR in Mumbai on March 26. In the years 2016 and 2017, in the wake of the news about the spot-fixing scandal, CSK was not allowed to play as a team in IPL. Dhoni back then has represented Sanjiv Goenka’s Rising Pune Super Giant. In the year 2018, CSK won the title with Dhoni making 455 runs at a strike rate of 150.66. In the year 2020, Dhoni received criticism for below expectations performance of the team before bouncing back in the year 2021 to win the title.
One of the most recognized captains of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni has played an instrumental role in leading team India to success by winning the T20 World Cup in 2007, ODI World Cup in 2011, and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Left-arm, off-spin bowling all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja, has created records by scoring 175 runs and 9 wickets in the Mohali Test against Sri Lanka. He became the third Indian cricketer to make 2,000 runs and 150 wickets in ODIs during the second ODI against Australia in the year 2019. He has been an important member of CSK since the year 2012 in IPL.
Dhoni has declared about his retirement from Test cricket in the midst of a series in Australia, back in the year 2014. In 2017, Dhoni has announced his decision to step down as the captain for India’s shorter formats before eventually quitting in 2020.
Recent years have witnessed inconsistency in Dhoni’s performance with 200 runs in 2020 and 114 runs in 2021. However, Dhoni who is known to be a keen wicketkeeper and a great leader continues to be a significant member of CSK. The unexpected announcement of Dhoni quitting as the captain of CSK is certainly going to upset the fans.