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IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja hands over Chennai Super Kings captaincy back to MS Dhoni

By stepping aside, Jadeja will be able to focus on his game, CSK said in a statement

FPJ News Service | Updated on: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 11:15 PM IST

Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni |
Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni |
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MUMBAI: Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday "relinquished" his captaincy of Chennai Super Kings and handed it back to its custodian -- Mahendra Singh Dhoni -- after the team squandered six out of its eight matches in the ongoing edition of Indian Premier League.

Feeling the pressure like two others of his tribe – Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli – Jadeja had the luxury of leaning on his senior who, in any case, was taking a call in the field.

But Jadeja did not make most of the opportunity and allowed his own form to suffer due to the pressure that comes with responsibility; in fact, he scored only 112 runs on 92 balls at a strike rate of 121.7; also, he has taken a measly five wickets in the eight games so far. By stepping aside, Jadeja will be able to focus on his game, CSK said in a statement.

Dhoni, on the other hand, has looked in good nick with the bat and his reflexes are equally sharp behind the wickets. Captaincy is unlikely to bother him one bit. In the IPL, Dhoni has been synonymous with the Super Kings, leading them to 4 title triumphs. After a poor season in 2020, he endured criticism before storming back to win the IPL in 2021.

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Published on: Saturday, April 30, 2022, 11:15 PM IST