CSK New Captain: MS Dhoni hands over the captaincy of CSK to Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja, who has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since 2012, will only be the third player to lead CSK.
Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and beyond, according to the statement.
Dhoni, who has been the CSK captain since the league’s inception in 2008, could be playing in his last IPL this season. He has already retired from international cricket.
Dhoni has captained in 204 matches in the IPL winning 121, losing 82 and one match ended in a no-result with a win percentage of 59.60
They also hold the record for most appearances in the playoffs (eleven) and the Final (nine) of the IPL.
Defending champions CSK will open their campaign against last edition’s runner-up side Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday.
“Ruturaj Gaikwad is another player who has very little areas to improve. There is nothing really required as far as Gaikwad’s improvement is concerned. He has got all the shots in the book, but the most impressive aspect is his shot selection,” he said.
“Whatever shot he plays, he doesn’t get cowed down. He is not afraid to play the lofted shot when required and his shot selection has been very good in the IPL.
Star India all-rounder Jadeja has recently regained the No.1 spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings for all-rounders after his fiery performance in the recently concluded two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.