IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja returns CSK captaincy to MS Dhoni.© BCCI / IPL
Ravindra Jadeja’s decision to leave Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 came at a time when the team was struggling. His personal form was not good either. Since Jadeja saw all the factors, Jadeja accepted the call to relinquish the captaincy of the second most successful franchise in the history of the tournament. MS Dhoni, who led CSK to four titles, is back as captain. However, Jadeja’s decision has impressed several former players, including Graeme Swann and former Indian cricket team coach Ravi Shastri.
“We all have our favorite teams to play against and the fact that he has done well against RCB in the past is pretty important. It’s such a big thing for Jadeja to admit that ‘look, captaincy is out of my league. I’m not comfortable with it.The male ego does not allow you to say it comfortably.So, the fact that he did it and allowed MS to come back is better for him, CSK and that’s good news “everywhere and honestly, I love him. I think he’s brilliant. What he gives to any franchise is incredible. CSK would be half the team without him,” Swann told Star Sports before the CSK vs RCB IPL 2022 match Wednesday in Pune.
Ravi Shastri, former coach of India, also agreed with Swann.
“Good of him to go up and say outright that I can not handle it. It’s something I’m not used to. He has not argued at any level whatsoever. So that’s fine. I think we will “Another cricketer can see. He can do what he wants, that responsibility to be captain is gone and all three departments can come out full force,” said the former India coach.
“Also as a fielder, without worrying about who’s going to bowl next, he’s going to be devastating. Because he can spin matches with runs. We’ve seen it time and time again. He’s contagious with the way he covers. That piece on the “He’s like a bullet in the field,” he said.
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