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Will Ravindra Jadeja play for Mumbai Indians in 2023?

As Dhoni stepped down from CSK captaincy, Jadeja took the charge. However, Jadeja was replaced mid-season in IPL 2022.

The alleged rift between Chennai Super Kings and Ravindra Jadeja has been a matter of concern for CSK fans. Since the IPL 2022 has concluded, his future in the league remains uncertain. Earlier, according to reports Suresh Raina’s career also ended because of a suspected rift. Therefore, fans are troubled if the same happens with him. Although CSK Management has time and again announced that everything good. Now, the all-rounder’s recent post donning the Indian blues has ignited a debate. The arch-rivals CSK and MI fans are now divided for the umpteenth time as Mumbai fans speculate Ravindra Jadeja will join Mumbai Indians in IPL 2023.

Speculations: Ravindra Jadeja to play for Mumbai Indians in 2023

Ravindra Jadeja recently made comeback to the Indian side after the injury he sustained during the IPL. He posted pictures of him wearing the Indian jersey, which he captioned ‘Blue addiction’. While some CSK fans wanted to see him back in yellow. Mumbai fans are welcoming him to the team for the next edition. Earlier, he deleted all the posts related to CSK from his Instagram account. The worst part of it was when he deleted a reply from CSK’s tweet “10 years of Super Jaddu”. The reply was “10 more to come”. However, he deleted it amidst the alleged rift.

Fans think he is dropping hints of joining Mumbai Indians by saying ‘blue addiction’.

While CSK fans tried persuading the star into clearing thins out with the management.

Timeline: CSK-Jadeja rift

  • CSK retained Jadeja for INR 16 crores at the IPL Mega Auction 2022. this was their highest retention, even higher than MSD.
  • On March 24, Dhoni steps down, and Jadeja was appointed new captain.
  • April 30th- Mid-season Dhoni takes over as Jadeja resigns.
  • May 11- Jadeja was ruled out of the remainder of the IPL due to a rib injury.
  • July 9- Jadeja deleted all Instagram posts related to CSK.
  • August 3- deleted Tweet related to playing for CSK longer.

Our take

Although there are no official statements from either party, Ravindra Jadeja leaving CSK seems to have a high possibility. The fashion that things have been going in since March, everything is definitely not well. Both CSK and MI, the most successful teams in IPL history finished poorly at the points table. In case, Ravindra Jadeja is actually leaving CSK, Mumbai would try their best to bring him along as they could not retain its star all-rounder, Hardik Pandya. MS Dhoni is often blamed for spoiling people’s careers including the likes of Irfan Pathan and Gautam Gambhir. Suresh Raina was an important CSK cricketer who went unsold in IPL 2022. With a player that big, CSK could’ve gotten him at the base price at least. Therefore, fans suspected a rift was the reason. This situation is being compared to what’s happening with Jadeja.

MI was struggling with team selections in IPL 2022. However, if Mumbai Indians manage to get Jadeja, who contributes highly to the field. This could prove to be great for the struggling MI.

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Sanskruti Yadav
Sanskruti Yadavhttp://thesportslite.com
Sanskruti, is a journalist in making, an avid reader, and a cricket enthusiast. Her passion for cricket and writing is what brings her here.
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