3 Reasons Why MS Dhoni Handed Over CSK Captaincy To Ravindra Jadeja Ahead Of IPL 2022

Updated - 24 Mar 2022, 04:36 PM

Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni
Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

MS Dhoni came up with a big surprise for everyone ahead of IPL 2022 as he handed over the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja for the tournament. MS Dhoni, who has led Chennai Super Kings in all seasons so far, will be the second fiddle to Ravindra Jadeja in IPL 2022.

However, MS Dhoni will be part of the team in the tournament. Notably, Jadeja was also CSK’s top retention earlier for Rs. 16 crores. Now, he will also lead the team in the tournament. Here we talk about 3 possible reasons why MS Dhoni handed over CSK captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja in IPL 2022.

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3 Reasons Why MS Dhoni Handed Over CSK Captaincy To Ravindra Jadeja Ahead Of IPL 2022

3. Recent Performance in International Circuit

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja. Image Credits: BCCI

The first reason is Jadeja has executed impeccable performance for India in recent times. Ravindra Jadeja was injured for a long time after ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in November last year. He made a comeback in previous India vs Sri Lanka Test and T20I series.

In the 1st Test, he gave a spectacular performance. The left-handed batsman scored unbeaten 175 runs in the match and also picked 9 wickets. With 201 runs in 3 innings, he was also the top run-getter in IND vs SL Test series. He also picked 10 wickets in total.

Jadeja was equally good in the T20I series. He scored 70 runs in 3 T20I games and remained not-out in all of them, batting at a brilliant strike rate of 189+. He also picked 2 wickets.

Also Read: IPL 2022: Won’t Be Surprised If Mantle Of CSK Captaincy Is Handed Over To Ravindra Jadeja – Sunil Gavaskar

2. Second Senior-Most Indian Player In CSK Dressing Room

MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: IANS)

On the basis of experience, Ravindra Jadeja is the second most senior Indian player in the Chennai Super Kings squad. The 33-year-old has played 200 matches so far in IPL, smashing 2386 runs and picking 127 wickets. Jadeja has also played 59 Tests, 168 ODIs, and 58 T20I matches for India. Hence in IPL as well international circuit, he is one of the most experienced players in the CSK dressing room.

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1. Wanted To Give Ruturaj Gaikwad A Bit More Seasons To Prove Consistency

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. Credits: IPL

Ruturaj Gaikwad was another player who was capable of becoming the new CSK skipper. However, it looks like MS Dhoni wants him more seasons to prove his consistency. Gaikwad impressed everyone with his batting skills last season, smacking 635 runs in 16 games and winning the orange cap. However, the right-handed batsman has only played 2 seasons so far and has a long way to go in the tournament.

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