Ravindra Jadeja, the all-rounder for Chennai Super Kings, has said that he would have a difficult time replicating MS Dhoni’s history as the franchise’s captain. After veteran player MS Dhoni stood aside from the job after guiding the club in 12 IPL editions, Jadeja was chosen captain of the four-time IPL winners on Thursday.
Since the introduction of the lucrative league in 2008, Dhoni has led CSK in 213 IPL matches, and the club has participated in nine IPL finals and won the championship four times (2010, 2011, 2018 & 2021).
Apart from serving as Virat Kohli’s vice-captain at the 2008 ICC U19 World Cup in Malaysia, Jadeja has never held a leadership position. The 33-year-old all-rounder wants to continue Dhoni’s legacy with CSK in the lucrative competition.
In the forthcoming season, the Saurashtra player will seek advice from Dhoni on the field on leadership issues, and he is unafraid to begin his new duty because of the legendary player’s presence in the squad.
“I’m feeling fantastic, but I also have to fill enormous shoes, since Mahi bhai (MS Dhoni) has already left a tremendous legacy.” As a result, I must continue (it). I don’t have to be concerned since he (Dhoni) is here, so whatever query I have, he will undoubtedly be my go-to guy,”
“He was and is still today” (present with the team). So, no, I’m not too concerned, and I appreciate all of your well wishes and love. Please continue to support us. Cheers!!!” He went on to say that
Jadeja was retained as CSK’s first choice player for INR 16 crore during the IPL 2022 players’ retention list, while Dhoni pushed himself to second place for INR 12 crore. CSK will meet Kolkata Knight Riders in their debut encounter on March 26 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.