Former cricketer Aakash Chopra feels that Ravindra Jadeja might have wanted to leave the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of IPL 2022 in search of a captaincy opportunity with some other team.
MS Dhoni is the CSK’s captain in their whole IPL journey from 2008 to 2015 and 2018 to 2021. MS Dhoni, who had led them to four IPL titles so far and stepped down as captain and carry forwarded the legacy to Ravindra Jadeja as the skipper of the team for the IPL 2022.
Aakash Chopra about Jadeja
Speaking on his YouTube channel on Thursday, Chopra suggested that Gujarat Titans could have appointed local star Jadeja as their captain if he had left the southern franchise. However, he decided to stay with the franchise and was ultimately rewarded with the leadership post with MS Dhoni stepping down.
“Ravindra Jadeja might have thought about leaving CSK, considering that Gujarat Titans might have made him the captain, as he is the local boy,” he said. “But he decided to stick with Chennai. It is going to be very interesting because there are already a lot of new captains. But for CSK, whosoever is the skipper, Dhoni will be the one at the helm,” Chopra said.
CSK will play KKR in the IPL 2022 tournament opener on March 26 in Mumbai.
While Chopra felt that Jadeja will take time to get used to the captaincy, he said that the presence of MS Dhoni will benefit him.
He said: “Just like any other captain, Jadeja will also take some time to get used to the post, But he has MS Dhoni to guide him. Initially it was CSK’s MS Dhoni, but it then became MS Dhoni’s CSK.”
Criicworld has predicted that IPL 2022 will be different for CSK and they are in the phase of making Transition plan for next five years. CSK is in the process of making the team for the future and that is what the reason, they spent more money on youngsters during the IPL Mega Auction.
IPL 2022 of CSK team is the combination of Youngsters and Experts. MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Bravo, Rayudu and Uthappa. They will be playing and training the entire team of youngsters. As we expected, MS Dhoni will be choosing the best youngster as a their team’s captain. Ideally, Jadeja is the best all-rounder and ideal candidate with young option.
MS Dhoni Won’t Play In The Next IPL
“MS Dhoni Won’t Play In The Next IPL” – Aakash Chopra Reacts After Veteran Steps Down As CSK Captain
Aakash Chopra stated that the 15th edition of the IPL will be MS Dhoni’s last season in the cash-rich league. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Chopra pointed out that Dhoni might not have wanted Chennai to retain him ahead of last month’s IPL 2022 auction, as he could hang up his boots this year.
“MS Dhoni has declared that he is no longer the king and he will now only be a person in the kingdom who’ll serve the king. But the reality is that he is the king and the captain. He is the king of CSK. It is almost confirmed now that he won’t play next year.”
“Earlier this year too, I’m sure he did not want the franchise to retain him as spending money on retaining him would not have made the team stronger, as he may not be there for next season. This is why he asked Jadeja to be the first retainee, as he might not stay if he is not given ₹16 crore.”
With Dhoni as the captain, CSK also hoisted the IPL trophy on four occasions – 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021. Moreover, CSK also ended up as the runners-up on five occasions – 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019.
Criiicworld: Everybody aware that he is going to play his last season. We don’t need any scientist or anlayst to comment about MS Dhoni’s retirement from CSK team as Captain. But the truth behind his plan for Jadeja Captaincy is the transition plan for CSK. He is not just a king. MS Dhoni is the king maker and King of Kings. He will be part of the CSK for many years to come.
Ravindra Jadeja Got CSK Captaincy Because He Decided to Stay With The Franchise – Aakash Chopra— CriiicWorld #IPL2022 🏆 (@Criiicworld) March 24, 2022
Aakash Chopra is the Next Sanjay Manjerakar I believe…
I am wondering how these people become a cricketer or analyse cricket? #Jadeja #CSK #ChennaiSuperKings
Akash Chopra comments about Jadeja’s captaincy is just the idea to trigger negativity to get more viewers.
Aakash Chopra should remember this…
Chennai Super Kings squad for IPL 2022
Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Shivam Dube, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, K.Bhagath Varma, C.Hari Nishaanth, N. Jagadeesan, K.M. Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjeet Singh.
Who is Aakash Chopra?
Aakash Chopra, a former Indian Cricketer and self pro-claimed cricket specialist, part time analyst, who played only 10 test matches and cricket who never played ODI. Aakash Chopra who started his test campaign in 2003 and finished in 2004 with average of 23.00.