On Saturday, Chennai Super Kings announced that MS Dhoni will take over as captain after Ravindra Jadeja stepped down to “concentrate 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.
MS Dhoni Captain again for CSK
“Ravindra Jadeja has decided to renounce 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 head 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. Numerous analysts have speculated that captaincy is taking its toll on the 33-year-old.
Jadeja has scored 112 runs at an average of 22.40 with 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.
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“Jadeja appears to be having difficulty with the bat, which is not a good indication. It is critical for him to perform with the willow because if he continues to fail in the same fashion, things for the Chennai Super Kings will become incredibly difficult. He is certainly feeling the weight of captaincy on his shoulders
Since the franchise’s first season in the IPL in 2008, Dhoni has guided CSK in every season. He led them to four championships, the most recent of which came last year.