IPL 2022
Parthiv Patel Criticizes The CSK Captaincy After Couple Of Losses
By CricShots - Apr 1, 2022 7:27 pm
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MS Dhoni resigned as the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper and handed over the reins to Ravindra Jadeja ahead of the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Still, some experts feel the former CSK skipper is calling shots in the franchise. After the CSK incurred their second successive loss of IPL 2022 – suffering a loss by six wickets to Lucknow Super Giants on Thursday (March 31) – former India cricketers, Ajay Jadeja and Parthiv Patel have criticized CSK’s current leadership scenario.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja

Just a couple of days before the IPL 2022 season was set to begin, MS Dhoni decided to step down from captaincy and Ravindra Jadeja, who was the designated vice-captain in the franchise, took over the charge. While it is Jadeja who is formally the CSK captain, there are those who feel Dhoni is still in charge, which is not a ‘good sign.’

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During a chat on Cricbuzz, talking about the captaincy, Ajay Jadeja said, “It would have been better had this been the last league game and with qualification on the line Dhoni making the calls. But this is just the second match of the season. Even as a cricket fan or an expert I did not like it.”

ajay jadeja
Ajay Jadeja

Parthiv Patel, who is also on the panel on the portal, also felt the same. Parthiv opined that if Jadeja has been made CSK’s captain, he should be given a free hand, even if he makes a few mistakes.

Parthiv Patel said, “If you have to develop someone you have to leave them. He will only become a captain if he is allowed to lead. He will learn only when he makes mistakes.”

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The whole idea behind Dhoni stepping down as CSK’s skipper seems to be down to the fact that he does not have a lot of time left in him as a player . Giving the captaincy responsibility to Jadeja is definitely a logical step, especially since Dhoni is still around to groom him just like he mentored Virat Kohli in the Indian team.