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IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja steps down from CSK captaincy, Dhoni to lead again

Winning just 2 out of 8 matches and positioning itself in the ninth position in the points table, CSK till now has had a nightmare campaign in IPL 2022. So Ravindra Jadeja has decided to step down from the role of captaincy and has requested MS Dhoni to lead Chennai Super Kings again. Jadeja has decided to focus and concentrate more on his game. Before the inception of this season, CSK team management on MSD’s advice named Ravindra Jadeja to lead the side. As Dhoni is in the last leg of his cricketing career, he wanted the franchise to rope in a new player in the captaincy role. But the adventure failed miserably as the new role seems indigestible for Sir Jadeja. CSK released this update on their official website and twitter handle as well.

“MS Dhoni has accepted to lead CSK in the larger interest and to allow Jadeja to focus on his game,”


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Is the Captaincy Baton too hot to handle for Jadeja?

IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja steps down from CSK captaincy, Dhoni to lead again

The pressure of leading a side often goes heavy on some players, Sachin Tendulkar being the biggest example. The burden on a captain is such that it turns the hair colour of players from black to grey. In addition to CSK’s poor form, Jadeja too has struggled in the tournament, scoring just 112 runs in 92 balls at a strike rate of 121.7 with a boundary every 8.3 balls while also picking five wickets in eight innings at an economy rate of 8.19. These are surprising figures for a player of such a calibre.

While fans are super excited to see their Captain Cool back in captaincy role social media is flooded with welcoming memes for their Thala.

Chennai will play their ninth game this season against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. This will be the first time this season MS Dhoni will be present at the toss which surely will make fans nostalgic.

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