Ravindra Jadeja has decided to step down as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain and has handed back the leadership role to Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Jadeja, who has been with the franchise since 2012, became the third player to lead the Super Kings side, after Dhoni and Suresh Raina. Dhoni had handed him captaincy at the start of this IPL.
In the 213 matches in which Dhoni led Super Kings – in the IPL and the now-defunct Champions League T20 – he recorded 130 wins, suffered 81 losses, and, won a record six titles spanning across two competitions four at the IPL and two at the CLT20.
Jadeja has only managed 112 runs from eight innings and picked up five wickets. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan told Sportstar, “Jadeja told us today after discussing with the team management and we respect his decision.” When asked if it affects the future plans of the team, considering Jadeja was seen as a long-term option, Viswanathan said, “we are focusing on this year and will try our best to find a way to qualify. About the future we will decide about it later after this season.”