CSK vs KKR: 'MS Dhoni And Chennai Always Have A Special Bond': Sehwag Pays A Touching Tribute To The Former CSK Leader

Updated - 25 Mar 2022, 11:40 AM

Virender Sehwag, Dasun Shanaka,
Virender Sehwag (Image Credit: Twitter)

Virender Sehwag, the former Indian opener, has acknowledged MS Dhoni’s bond with Chennai Super Kings’ supporters since the league’s start. Sehwag came up with a glaring tribute for Dhoni, who gave up CSK’s captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja, right before the inception of IPL 2022.

The unpredictable MS Dhoni will not be heading out for the toss in the 15th season. Chennai Super Kings, four-time IPL champions, released a statement saying that the 40-year-old cricketer has turned over the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja after leading the side to one of the most successful seasons since the league began in 2008.

MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag, IPL
MS Dhoni and Virender Sehwag. Image Credits: Twitter

Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai for the “season and beyond,” according to a brief statement released by the organization. Dhoni has guided the squad to four IPL championships. “MS Dhoni has chosen Ravindra Jadeja to take over as the team’s captain. Jadeja, who has been with Chennai Super Kings since 2012, will be the team’s third captain “In a statement, CSK said

Ms Dhoni and Chennai have a special bond Says, Sehwag:

Virender Sehwag, a former India opener, acknowledged Dhoni’s bond with Chennai supporters since the league’s beginning. Chennai bought Dhoni for USD 1.5 million in the 2008 auction following a heated bidding war with Mumbai Indians, who had Sachin Tendulkar as their star player.

 

One of the great stories of the brand that is Indian Premier League. Thala Dhoni and Chennai will remain a connection like very few. Chennai was fortunate to have a leader like him and the support and love he has got from owners and the city has been unbelievable,” tweeted Sehwag.

Before handing over the baton to Jadeja, Dhoni-led Chennai to 116 wins in 190 IPL matches, four IPL crowns, and two Champions League T20 titles between 2010 and 2014. Jadeja as an all-rounder has been in outstanding form recently. He, like Dhoni, has been instrumental in the team’s success in the league.

MS Dhoni Hands Over Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) Captaincy To Ravindra Jadeja Ahead Of IPL 2022
MS Dhoni Hands Over Chennai Super Kings’ (CSK) Captaincy To Ravindra Jadeja Ahead Of IPL 2022

On March 26, CSK will play a new-look Kolkata Knight Riders, led by Shreyas Iyer, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to begin their season

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