MS Dhoni shocked the Indian Premier League community when he announced that he was stepping down as captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of the IPL 2022 season and handing over the mantle to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. This ends Dhoni’s four-year IPL leadership tenure with CSK, which saw the yellow brigade win four IPL championships.
Dhoni, who is 40 years old, is nearing the end of his career, and he did what every real leader does before retiring: he shaped his successor. Dhoni has handed the team over to Jadeja, one of the best all-rounders in the world, much like he did with Virat Kohli at Team India. With Jadeja’s lack of leadership experience, leading CSK with Dhoni’s backing behind him may be the perfect formula for success.
Meanwhile, former India wicketkeeper MSK Prasad has spoken out about MS Dhoni’s decision to step down as CSK captain, calling it “surprising” since he had anticipated MS to lead the team for a few more years.
Dhoni’s choice was anticipated, but not this easily, according to former BCCI top selector MSK Prasad. The former India wicketkeeper believes Dhoni should have made the choice before the conclusion of the season, adding that the move is all the more shocking considering that CSK won the IPL last season.
“To be honest, I was taken aback when I heard this. Dhoni has always been spotted in yellow and guiding the side since the IPL began. Even if you look at the most recent edition, he was the IPL champion. It comes as a huge shock to me that MS will not be leading CSK.
“To be honest, I was taken aback when I heard this. Dhoni has always been spotted in yellow and guiding the side since the IPL began. Even if you look at the most recent edition, he was the IPL champion. “It comes as a shock to me that MS would not be leading CSK,” Prasad said CNN-News18.
CSK won four championships under MS Dhoni’s leadership in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021.