The Indian all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja has been appointed as the captain of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, Chennai Super Kings (CSK). An official statement mentioned that the southpaw will be replacing Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MSD) as the skipper of the franchise from the upcoming season.
Jadeja, who has been with the CSK since 2012, will be the third player to lead the team.
According to the statement, Dhoni will continue to represent the defending champions in the forthcoming season and in the future.
Dhoni, who has been CSK’s captain since the league’s inception in 2008 could be playing his final IPL season this year. He announced his retirement from international cricket in 2020.
CSK has won the IPL four times under the leadership of MSD (2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021). CSK also has the highest win percentage of matches among all IPL teams (64.83 per cent). They also have the most appearances in the IPL playoffs (eleven) and the final (nine).
The 40-year-old vacating the CSK captaincy can have a huge impact on the brand CSK in near future.
On Saturday, March 26, the Chennai-based franchise will face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.