End of an Era! Netizens in Shock as MS Dhoni Hands over CSK Captaincy to Jadeja

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Chennai Super Kings have won four IPL title so far and all of them came under MS Dhoni’s leadership. (PTI Image)

Social media was abuzz with shock and heartfelt tributes as MS Dhoni stepped down as Chennai Super Kings captain

MS Dhoni handed over the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday have announced that ahead of the start of IPL 2022.

“MS Dhoni has decided to hand over the leadership of Chennai Super Kings and picked Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team. 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,” CSK said in a statement.

Dhoni, who had been the captain of CSK since the inception of the league in 2008, had already retired from international cricket in August 2020. Under his captaincy, Chennai won the IPL trophy in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021 apart from winning two now-defunct Champions League T20 titles in 2010 and 2014.

“Never in a million years did I think it was possible! What a leader MS Dhoni has been and what a legacy he leaves for Ravindra Jadeja to carry the baton of the best team in the IPL by a mile,” Krishnamachari Srikkanth tweeted.

Defending champions CSK will open their IPL 2022 campaign against two-time IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders in a re-match of the 2021 IPL final at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.

(With inputs from Agencies)

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