Amid growing rumours of a fallout between Ravindra Jadeja and Chennai Super Kings, fans have pointed out that the franchise has unfollowed the all-rounder on Instagram.
The franchise, meanwhile, has clarified that Ravindra Jadeja has headed back home due to medical advice and that there is no rift between the cricketer and the franchise.
"Social media, I absolutely do not follow anything. I have no knowledge of what is going on there. What I can tell you is that from the management side, there has been no problem and whatever is there on social media, I'm not aware. Jadeja firmly remains in the CSK's scheme of things for the future, always," CSK CEO Viswanathan told Indian Express.
"Jaddu had an injury during the game against RCB and after that he didn't play the game against Delhi Capitals. On medical advice, it has been decided that he cannot participate further in this IPL and he is heading back home. He has been released,” he added.
Jadeja, who was the retained by CSK for ₹16 crore, was made the captain of the side ahead of the tournament after MS Dhoni handed over the captaincy to him. However, CSK went on to lose one game after another under Jadeja’s captaincy, before he eventually handed the captaincy back to Dhoni. His performances weren’t too impressive either as he managed just 116 runs from 10 matches and picked up five wickets.