“Ravindra Jadeja Went Into…”: CSK Coach After MS Dhoni-Ruturaj Gaikwad Captaincy Change

Mar22,2024


File photo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad.© BCCI/Sportzpix

Chennai Super Kings started the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season with another captaincy experiment as MS Dhoni made way for Ruturaj Gaikwad to lead the team. Two years ago, the Super Kings had made a similar change, replacing Dhoni with Ravindra Jadeja as captain. However, that decision had to be reversed midway through the IPL 2022 campaign as Jadeja failed to impress as a captain. CSK head coach Stephen Fleming now hopes that Jadeja will play a supporting role for new captain Gaikwad in the team.

Fleming revealed that Dhoni had taken this decision after much consideration. The wicketkeeper batsman broke the news to his teammates at the dinner table before informing the management.

The CSK coach doesn't think Ruturaj's promotion will have any impact on Jadeja who remains a 'difficult character'.

Fleming said, “Jadeja went into CSK folklore with those two shots that he played in the last two balls of the last IPL. Jadeja is a tough character and has a strong leadership component and Ruturaj will definitely help him.” Will use.”

When asked about the reasons behind Ruturaj's appointment, the coach said: “Ruturaj is very confident, he has a great approach to fellow payers and is well-respected in the group.”

Dhoni faced injury problems towards the end of last year and there were some doubts over his fitness in the run-up to the new season. But, it is Thala's will that overcomes her limitations.

“His body is stronger than it was last season and the most amazing thing about him is his durability and willingness. His ability to come back again and again is almost infectious. Add to that the skill he still has and he can hit. Have been.” The ball played beautifully in the nets,” Fleming said.

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