Vivo IPL 2021: The success of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has been synonymous with MS Dhoni’s success over the years in the shortest format of cricket. CSK has experienced enormous triumph under MS Dhoni and his leadership has been one of the prominent factors in building up the fearless squad.
Dhoni till now in 12 IPL seasons (out of 14 IPL seasons CSK played 12 IPL seasons, for 2 years the franchise was banned), has lifted IPL titles three times with CSK. The Chennai based IPL franchise is the only franchise in the history of cricket to qualify for the playoffs in every season except the last one in 2020.
As said earlier, Chennai’s success is synonymous with MS Dhoni’s performance. The Dream11 IPL 2020 turned out to be a forgetful outing for the outfit in yellow as they finished second last in the points table and on top of that, MS Dhoni and Co., for the first time, were not able to qualify for the playoffs.
With the age factor coming into play, anytime soon MS Dhoni will himself step down from the captaincy and will ask other CSK members to lead the side. The fact that he’s stepping down will affect a lot is because he is not featuring in any form of cricket lately and is only playing the Indian Premier League.
Although most of the experts do feel that MS Dhoni will remain attached with the franchise as a coaching staff and will share his experience and expertise with other budding cricketers of CSK.
In this article, we will take a look at top 3 most prominent contenders to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) once MS Dhoni steps down from the role.
Vivo IPL 2021: 3 Players who can lead CSK after MS Dhoni’s retirement:
3. Ravindra Jadeja:
The southpaw over the years has been an integral member of the Chennai squad. If the experts are to be believed, Ravindra Jadeja is the top contender to don the captain’s cap once MS Dhoni steps down from the role.
Lately, the left-arm spin all-rounder is in sensational form and is consistent with both bat and ball. He scores crucial runs for his team and is also quite handy with the ball.
The fact that takes Jadeja’s name closer to the captain’s cap is his fitness and his dedication to lead. He is one of the best athletes for India and probably for the world. He is also keen on leading a team.
Overall, in 191 IPL games, Jadeja has scored over 2000 runs and has also scalped 120 wickets.
Vivo IPL 2021: 3 Players who can lead CSK after MS Dhoni’s retirement.