Ravindra Jadeja has relinquished his duties as the captain of the Chennai Super Kings and MS Dhoni is now back at the helm of the team. The decision has come after CSK’s dismal performance in the on-going IPL 2022 – the defending champions have won just two of their eight games and are at the eighth position in the points table.
“This is a decision taken by the team management and Jaddu, a decision which we have now published in the press. Team officials didn’t have a say in this, only the team management. Jaddu expressed his desire to relinquish captaincy and give it back to MSD, who is taking up the responsibility in the larger interest of the franchise,” CSK chief executive Kasi Viswanathan told The Sunday Express.
Dhoni had given up the CSK captaincy before the start of this season and had named Jadeja as his successor. Not only has Jadeja underperformed as a captain, but also as an all-rounder. In eight games, he has only 112 runs and five wickets and many people that the pressure of captaincy has affected his performances.
CSK in an official press release wrote: “Ravindra Jadeja has decided to relinquish captaincy to focus and concentrate more on his game and has requested MS Dhoni to lead CSK.
“MS Dhoni has accepted to lead CSK in the larger interest and to allow Jadeja to focus on his game.”