Captaincy Of Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has led CSK for 12 seasons of the IPL. During this, he won the title for CSK four times and became runner-up five times. But Mahendra Singh Dhoni handed over the captaincy of this franchise to his trusted Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday before the IPL starting on Saturday. However, CSK issued a statement that Dhoni will continue to represent the franchise for this season and beyond. Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been the captain of CSK since the inception of the tournament in 2008. Meanwhile, for only two years, he did not lead CSK as the team was banned for two years due to a spot-fixing scandal.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni listened to his heart
Whether it is quitting the captaincy or retiring, Dhoni, the winner of the World Cup, has always listened to his heart. He also retired from the longer format in 2014, relinquishing the Test captaincy in the middle of the series in Australia. Apart from this, when Virat Kohli agreed to lead the country in all formats, he vacated the place for him in 2017.
Even after retiring from international cricket, Dhoni continued to play in the IPL. Perhaps this is why his decision to hand over the captaincy of the IPL to Jadeja was not a surprise. Dhoni knows very well that he cannot always handle the captaincy. Also, Jadeja, who is in excellent form, is ready to take charge.
Captaincy Of Chennai Super Kings: On changing the captaincy of CSK, it was said on behalf of CSK, “ Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to hand over the captaincy of CSK to another player. They have picked Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team. Ravindra Jadeja will be the third player to the captain of CSK. Dhoni will continue to represent CSK this season and beyond.
In 23 matches, Dhoni has captained CSK in the Champions League T20, which has won 14 and lost 9. Apart from Dhoni, only Raina has captained CSK in this tournament.