After a poor start to the season, Chennai Super Kings have announced that MS Dhoni will take over captaincy duties. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who started IPL 2022 as captain, has stepped down from the job.
MS Dhoni had walked away from the job before the season started but will take over now as Jadeja wants to concentrate more on his game.
“Ravindra Jadeja has decided to relinquish captaincy to focus and concentrate more on his game and has requested MS Dhoni to lead CSK. MS Dhoni has accepted to lead CSK in the larger interest and to allow Jadeja to focus on his game,” CSK announced on Saturday.
The ace all-rounder, Jadeja, has struggled with his form too, scoring 112 runs at an average of 22.40 and bagging only 5 wickets in 8 games.
CSK is currently 9th on the IPL Points Table with two wins from 8 games. CSK play on Sunday and face the Kane Williamson led Sunrisers Hyderabad in the second game of the day at 730pm.
Dhoni has led Chennai to four IPL titles in the past 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021. Chennai hold the record for most appearances in the playoffs (11) and the Final (9) of the IPL. MSD had been captain of CSK in all the seasons before this, right from the first in 2008.
Overall, out of 213 games as Super Kings captain across the IPL and now-defunct Champions League T20 (CLT20), Dhoni had recorded 130 wins and 81 losses - and six title triumphs (four IPL, two CLT20).
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