MS Dhoni is certainly one of the smartest cricketers of the world and he has a great track record as a skipper whether he led the Indian national team or the IPL team Chennai Super Kings. CSK has won four IPL titles under the captaincy of MSD and there is no denying the fact that for cricket lovers, CSK is synonymous to Dhoni and vice-versa but the truth is that age is not on his side and he will be retiring from the IPL in a couple of years. Keeping this in mind, Dhoni handed over the captaincy of CSK to Ravindra Jadeja before the start of the IPL 2022 but things didn’t go as expected.
Ravindra Jadeja is one of the finest all-rounders of the present times but he had a disastrous start to his captaincy stint in the IPL 2022. Till now, CSK has won only 2 matches out of 8 that it played and Jadeja has also failed to impress with the bat as well. With almost no chance of entering the play-offs, CSK is left with an option to play for respect and pride but today CSK has made an official announcement which has surprised many.
As per the announcement, Ravindra Jadeja has requested MS Dhoni to lead CSK once again as he wants to focus more on his game and Mahi has also agreed in the larger interest of the team.
The official handle of CSK tweeted, “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.”
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
As the tweet went viral, netizens started expressing their views in this regard. While the majority was happy with this decision, there were few who wanted Jadeja to continue as CSK has almost no chance of making it to the play-offs and by leading in the remaining matches, Jadeja would have learnt some valuable lessons of captaincy.
Here are some selected reactions:
Captaincy Captaincy Captaincy
I don’t like it. I Avoid
— Siju Moothedath💯 (@SijuMoothedath) April 30, 2022
— Abhinav Hariom Pandey | ExAMs – 27 April to 18 May (@Abhi_hariom) April 30, 2022
This is a good decision by Jadeja, MSD's thinking also good(Handover cap to #Jadeja) but if #Dhoni is ready to play for another 1 year #csk must & should find a player to captaincy role or groom 1 of the player who r in d squad except Jaddu.
Again Jaddu may or may not work.
— Yashvanth Babu (@yashvanthbs_99) April 30, 2022
थाला फ़ैंज़ में ख़ुशी की लहर pic.twitter.com/NUxk5UXXPK
— Moana (@ladynationalist) April 30, 2022
2021 Jadeja's back pic.twitter.com/QR3mLX2n3p
— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) April 30, 2022
Even though out,he has taken back the leadership, that why he is KING… he could have taken easy next year, u can’t understand… go watch Mahesh babu movies….
— Thalapathi n Dhoni (@a_12335678) April 30, 2022
Not a good decision. #CSK should back Jadeja. Why now? Season is already gone. He will learn and will deliver from next season
— tahamed_ie (@IeTahamed) April 30, 2022
World cup is coming. If Jadeja won't perform just bcoz of pressure of captaincy, he may not get a chance to be in the Indian team.
— AviRaL (@Aviral30614346) April 30, 2022
Very Good Decision From Jaddu..Now He Play Freely & Focus On Her Game 🙌 Took Wickets Take Catches 😍💥
MSD Back To Captain 😍
— Mitchel Mahe ❤️ (@BigilMahe97) April 30, 2022
— Pradeep John (Tamil Nadu Weatherman) (@praddy06) April 30, 2022
Welcome back thalaaa pic.twitter.com/FtCfTU366P
— Msd 🔔 (@pspkmaniac7) April 30, 2022
MS Dhoni has led CSK since the inaugural edition of the IPL which took place in 2008 but the big question is who will lead CSK after Dhoni because Jadeja has certainly failed badly. Who do you think will be the apt choice for becoming the captain of CSK post Dhoni’s retirement?