Dhoni’s BOMBSHELL Leaves Players Surprised

MS Dhoni stops captaincy: CSK captain – MS Dhoni’s decision to resign from the captaincy on the eve of their first game against KKR on March 26 would have stunned fans, but it wasn’t sudden. It was the exact opposite of what he did during the World Cup, when he suddenly shared his decision on Twitter. This time, he adopted the method of his Virat Kohli neighborhood and planned a smooth transition. Follow CSK vs KKR and IPL 2022 Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan said Dhoni was already planning to leave the captaincy and was waiting for the right moment.

He announced the decision today at a team meeting after training. But he was already thinking about it. MS thought that Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) was ready to take on the mantle and was in his best shape to take on the leadership role to take.” The CEO of CSK told InsideSport.

Dhoni quits captaincy: Dhoni’s BOMBSHELL leaves players surprised, confirms CSK CEO, in contrast to India’s retirement, Dhoni announced his decision in players’ meeting

Virat Kohli also informed his teammates before announcing that he will step down as Test captain after the South Africa tour.

Also read: IPL 2022: It’s official! MS Dhoni gives way to Ravindra Jadeja, hands over captain’s armband for IPL 2022 – Follow Live Updates

IPL 2022: MS Dhoni CSK Captaincy Records:

  • Matches: 204
  • Won: 121
  • Lost: 82
  • IPL trophies: 4 (2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021)
  • IPL final: 9
  • Champions League T20 titles: 2
  • Win rate: 59.60%

Dhoni quits captaincy: Dhoni’s BOMBSHELL leaves players surprised, confirms CSK CEO, in contrast to India’s retirement, Dhoni announced his decision in players’ meeting

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Dhoni quits captaincy: Dhoni’s BOMBSHELL leaves players surprised, confirms CSK CEO, in contrast to India’s retirement, Dhoni announced his decision in players’ meeting

While fans may have wanted him to continue for another year, MS Dhoni decided to keep the team in the lead and ensure a smooth transition into the leadership role.

“Look, you’re talking about MS. He always goes according to plan. Yes, he could have been in charge for another year, but Jadeja was ready for the role and with a new team he felt it justified that the next captain should lead them from season one.” said Viswanathan.

However, Dhoni is not retiring yet. While CSK’s CEO declined to say whether he will continue to play in CSK’s Playing XI due to his poor form with the willow tree, he said Dhoni will continue to play in CSK’s plans. But did not clarify in what role.

Dhoni quits captaincy: Dhoni’s BOMBSHELL leaves players surprised, confirms CSK CEO, in contrast to India’s retirement, Dhoni announced his decision in players’ meeting

Dhoni quits captaincy: Dhoni's BOMBSHELL leaves players surprised, confirms CSK CEO, in contrast to India's retirement, Dhoni announced his decision in players' meeting

“Dhoni remains an integral part of CSK, captain or not. He will be one of the decision makers, especially as he is still the wicket keeper. As for his future, he will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and beyond.” said Viswanathan.

However, if we are to believe the sources, Dhoni will call on his playing career at the end of the season and transition to a mentoring role at CSK as Sachin Tendulkar is with Mumbai Indians. But there is no official confirmation on that front yet.

Dhoni stops captaincy: Dhoni’s BOMBSHELL leaves players surprised, confirms CSK CEO, in contrast to India’s retirement, Dhoni announced his decision in players meeting

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