Chennai Super Kings played eight matches, getting defeated in six of them, and clinching the ninth position in the standings.
In IPL Season 2022, MS Dhoni announced that he would step down from captaincy, and Ravindra Jadeja would take over. This brings a lot of responsibility on Jadeja’s shoulders. Nevertheless, it seems that the crown is now back to Mahi as Jadeja has decided to return back the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to Dhoni. Yes! You read it correctly, and the cricketers confirm the decision.
— memes_hallabol (@memes_hallabol) April 30, 2022
Former cricketers were not surprised by the news, and it seems that they were also praying for Dhoni to get the lead back. Under his captaincy, Chennai Super Kings miss the qualifications only one and lifted the championship trophy four times. But this time the teams struggled a lot to even win a single match against new and underdog teams.
Chennai Super Kings played eight matches out of which got defeated in six matches and secure the ninth position in the score table.
JUST IN: Ravindra Jadeja has given up the captaincy at Chennai Super Kings.
MS Dhoni has returned to the role. pic.twitter.com/mJItQdn9Zh
— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) April 30, 2022
“We have been saying this from day 1 that if MS Dhoni is not the captain then nothing can happen to Chennai. Better late than never. They still have the opportunity, they have matches in their hand, now there will be a turnaround,” former cricketer Virender Sehwag told Cricbuzz.
“When they made him the captain, I don’t think he had a choice, now that his captaincy has been taken away, he still didn’t have an option. If Dhoni is there in a team, he has to be the captain. I said the same thing even when India were playing in the 2019 World Cup. I think somewhere Jadeja is happy as well. It was indeed a huge burden on his shoulder,” Hindustan Times quoted former India cricketer Ajay Jadeja as saying.
Meanwhile, Twitter is flooded with reactions since the news broke, so let’s take a look at some memes and reactions.
— memes_hallabol (@memes_hallabol) May 1, 2022
Great great decision by Jadeja! Realised that his peak all round form and main years of career & the team was hugely getting affected by Captaincy pressure!
Has set a great example for all players who are not captaincy material to quit rather than spoiling the team & thier game https://t.co/xienzMZYTJ
— Chandler BING (@cbing0311) April 30, 2022
— Dev Patra (@Debapatra23) May 1, 2022