Michael Vaughan (Image Credits: Twitter)
Michael Vaughan (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan addressed Ravindra Jadeja’s captaincy after Chennai Super Kings rout to the Gujarat Titans on Sunday. The 47-year-old feels the Super Kings under MS Dhoni didn’t face defeat in too many games from a triumphant position.

The reigning champs drooped to their fifth defeat in IPL 2022 as the Gujarat Titans gunned down a solid target of 170. The Yellow Army held the high ground, diminishing the Titans to 48-4 after eight overs. Nonetheless, David Miller struck an unbeaten 94 to take his side over the line with three wickets to spare.

David Miller vs CSK (Image Credits: IPL)
David Miller vs CSK (Image Credits: IPL)

Dhoni Would Not Have Allowed GT To Comeback: Michael Vaughan Compares Ravindra Jadeja To Former CSK Skipper

Addressing Cricbuzz, Vaughan felt the game shouldn’t have been that nearby in any case and that MS Dhoni, as skipper, could not have possibly permitted the opponents to get back in the game. He saw how the former skipper was assuming command over the field settings, saying:

IPL 2022: "I Don't Remember Seeing MS Dhoni Lose Too Many Games Like That" - Michael Vaughan Left Unimpressed By Ravindra Jadeja's CSK Captaincy

“As a new captain, you want to win tight games. Honestly, it wasn’t a tight game and they lost it. They should have easily won that game by 10 or 15 runs and I can only imagine what would happen now. I don’t remember seeing MS Dhoni lose too many games like that. You are never used to seeing MS’ side lose a tight game and wouldn’t have even let it get to be in tight.”

Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni (Image Credits: IPL)
Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni (Image Credits: IPL)

The cricketer-turned-commentator continued:

“You could see then that he was maneuvering himself into the captain’s role, maneuvering fielders, which is fine. I think Ravindra Jadeja would want that from MS Dhoni behind the stumps. But when you’re at your infantry stages as a captain, you want to win the games you were in control of.”

This Loss Will Hurt Jadeja: Michael Vaughan On CSK’s Close Defeat To GT

Chris Jordan, who delivered the last 6 balls, had 13 to guard; but, he was fruitless in doing as such. The England speedster likewise sent down a waist-high no-ball, which shifted the force towards the Titans.

Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credits: IPL)
Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credits: IPL)

Vaughan further featured that captains are anxious to win close matches by guaranteeing the right field arrangement and helping up the bowlers. Subsequently, he feels the three-wicket rout ought to be a growth opportunity for Ravindra Jadeja.

“I always feel that as a captain, you pride yourself in getting the side over the line when it gets to that stage of being a little bit tough. It shouldn’t have got this tough today, but it did. Then you pride yourself on making the right call, getting your players in the right mindset, the fielders in the right zone to see out that game.”

He added:

“That will hurt Jadeja. It really will because it’s the real first game he was in the captaincy seat, trying to direct his side over the line and not managing to go his way. So, he will have to learn from that.”

CSK will now meet the other struggling team of the season, Mumbai Indians on Thursday, who are yet to win a single match in this season of IPL. If they get defeated in this game as well, Mumbai will have an unwanted record of becoming the first team to lose the first 7 matches on the trot in IPL.

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