In an interesting turn of events, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja feels he would be the fit choice to become the next Chennai Super Kings captain once MS Dhoni hangs his boots from IPL cricket. He sent out this wish on Twitter, however, he was quick to retract it too.
On Tuesday, CSK Fans Army, one of the many fan pages of the franchise, but a prominent one, asked their fans on Twitter, “Who would be your pick to captaining the CSK team after MS Dhoni ?”
Ravindra Jadeja, the superstar all-rounder who has landed in the UAE from Manchester but is in quarantine, replied with “8“, his jersey number to that question.
He soon deleted his tweet, however, the fans, that particular page itself also, were quick to take a screenshot of the southpaw’s response.
— CSK Fans Army™ 🦁 (@CSKFansArmy) September 14, 2021
CSK eye fourth IPL title in possibly MS Dhoni’s last IPL season
MS Dhoni is likely to retire from IPL cricket as well following this season – keeping in mind that mega-auction ahead of the next season and his waning powers, with the bat fur sure if not his captaincy, he may choose this year’s IPL as his swansong.
While he couldn’t go out on a high from international cricket – his last game for India was a loss, to New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup semis – he would want to leave CSK with another IPL trophy.
Having led the franchise to 10 IPL playoffs out of 11 seasons – CSK missed the playoff berth last year – MS Dhoni has delivered 3 IPL titles for the Yellow Army, in addition to a couple of Champions League trophies too.
This year, CSK relaunched themselves from the low of last season, and currently sit at the second spot on the points table, after having won 5 matches out of 7 in the first half of the tournament.
They take on defending champions Mumbai Indians for their first match back on September 19 in Dubai. MS Dhoni, who had an underwhelming first half with the bat, where he scored just 37 runs in 7 matches, would also like to get in his batting groove for perhaps one final ride.