Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja had an unforgettable IPL season in IPL 2022 with Chennai Super Kings (CSK). A lot of things folded up against the player and since the completion of the tournament, it has been said that the player and franchise are not on good terms.
Just two days ahead of the IPL 2022, Jadeja was named the new captain of the four-time IPL champions, taking over the captaincy reins from MS Dhoni.
However, in hindsight, the move didn’t work either for the franchise or the player. CSK won just two of the eight matches in IPL 2022 and Jadeja’s individual performance also dried up.
Ravindra Jadeja’s numbers in IPL 2022
Jadeja scored 116 runs in 10 innings at 19.33 and returned five wickets with the ball at an economy rate of 7.52. The queer thing was Jadeja dropped a few catches in the tournament as well.
Dhoni was reinstated as CSK captain on April 3, a day ahead of their clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The CSK all-rounder was ruled out in the business end of the tournament after suffering a rib injury during their match against Delhi Capitals on May 8.
Why was Ravindra Jadeja replaced as captain in the middle of IPL 2022?
According to media reports, Dhoni wanted to safeguard Jadeja from losing his spot in India’s T20 World Cup squad amid a dip in form, and hence, the 41-year-old returned back as team captain.
“CSK insiders still insist Dhoni sincerely believed that Jadeja’s place in the Indian T20 team could come under scanner if he didn’t perform in the IPL and that’s why he was relieved of his captaincy,” a Times of India report read.
There are reports suggesting that Jajdeja has not been in touch with the CSK management since IPL 2022 and that could end his eight years of alliance with the four-time IPl winners.
Jadeja joined CSK in 2012 and is currently the third most wicket-taker (114) of the franchise behind Dwayne Bravo (154) and Ravichandran Ashwin (120).