Chennai Super Kings is going through a big change as in the IPL 2022, it will be led by the Indian all-rounder Ravinder Jadeja and not by MS Dhoni, the skipper under whom the franchise won the IPL title 4 times. MS Dhoni has been associated with CSK since the inaugural edition of 2008 as the skipper and Ravindra Jadeja will be the third cricketer to lead CSK and the second to lead the team as a full-time skipper.
Earlier Suresh Raina who served CSK as the vice-captain for more than a decade captained the side in Dhoni’s absence but he was a stand-in captain only. Interestingly, Suresh Raina went unsold in the mega-auction for the IPL 2022 and what surprised everyone was the fact that CSK didn’t even bid for its highest run-getter who is also the fourth highest run-getter of the league.
As the news of Ravindra Jadeja being appointed as the new skipper of CSK went viral, many fans and people from the cricket fraternity including Suresh Raina reacted on it. Raina appeared to be quite happy for Jadeja as he tweeted, “Absolutely thrilled for my brother. I can’t think of anyone better to take over the reins of a franchise we both had grown up in. All the best @imjadeja. It’s an exciting phase and I’m sure you will live up to all the expectations and love #yellow #csk #WhistlePodu”.
Here is the tweet made by Suresh Raina:
Absolutely thrilled for my brother. I can't think of anyone better to take over the reins of a franchise we both had grown up in. All the best @imjadeja . It's an exciting phase and I'm sure you will live up to all the expectations and love #yellow #csk #WhistlePodu
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) March 24, 2022
Earlier the CEO of the franchise, Kasi Viswanathan spoke in an interview that MS Dhoni was thinking of handing over the captaincy to Jadeja and he felt that it is the right time to do so as the Indian all-rounder is in a great form. Kasi Viswanathan stated that Dhoni always thinks the best for the team and even while taking this decision, he must be thinking about what is good for the squad.
CSK has played 9 finals under the captaincy of Mahi and has won 4 out of them which makes MS Dhoni the second most successful skipper of the IPL after Rohit Sharma who has led Mumbai Indians to 5 IPL wins.
This is going to be tough for some CSK fans as this year, they won’t see Suresh Raina in yellow jersey and Dhoni will play as a wicketkeeper-batsman only.
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