MS Dhoni hands Over CSK Captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja, Ahead of start of TATA IPL 2022

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Jadeja, who has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since 2012, will only be the third player to lead CSK

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Jadeja New Skipper

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The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to commence on March 26 with the game between defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Ahead of the opening encounter, MS Dhoni has stepped down as the captain of CSK. Ravindra Jadeja who was retained for INR 16 crore by the franchise has been appointed the CSK skipper now.

This is also the first time that CSK will be led by a different player in a full-time capacity and this clearly indicates that Dhoni is preparing the franchise to move on from him. It is still unclear if this will be his last season but for the first time, he will play in the yellow jersey as a player.

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MS Dhoni hands Over CSK Captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja

CSK’s official website confirmed the news while more details on the matter are yet to come. Jadeja is only the third captain of CSK in the history of IPL with Suresh Raina being the other apart from MS Dhoni. Jadeja is associated with the franchise since 2012 and only played for the different franchise in 2016 and 2017 edition when CSK were suspended.

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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

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Under Dhoni, CSK has won the IPL title four times (in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021), only behind Mumbai Indians, and have the highest win percentage of matches among all teams in the IPL (64.83%).

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.

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