Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is one of the few cricketers who have replaced MS Dhoni as captain. Ravindra Jadeja, the costliest retained by the Chennai Super Kings franchise, could not handle the responsibility of the captaincy well and decided to step down after leading the team in just 8 matches. In these 8 matches, Chennai’s team has to face defeat in 6 matches and have won two.
As expected, MS Dhoni, considered one of the most successful captains of modern cricket, began his second stint with a 13-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad.
While many fans celebrated Dhoni’s return as captain, experts questioned CSK’s strategy, given that the 40-year-old is at the end of his career. Former India pacer RP Singh also believes that the four-time IPL winner could have stuck to his decision and retaining Jadeja as the captain for the ongoing season would have been the right decision.
RP Singh said, “When MS Dhoni is there, he should ideally be the captain. If you hand over the captaincy to someone else while MS is still there, then the person will not take that much pressure because he knows MS is there and he will guide me.
He said, ‘The decision was good but if you look back, he (Jadeja) should not have been thrown out. You have already made him the captain, then trust him for the whole season and don’t leave him midway.” can.”
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Singh also felt that going forward, both the CSK management and Dhoni would need to do some brainstorming to pick the right person. “There is a general mindset, the most senior player or the most respected player is usually chosen as the captain. But with MS it was different, he was not the senior most player, there were other seniors. So they need to find the captaincy material, which can be senior or junior.”