Ravindra Jadeja and Chennai Super Kings’ off-field issue has been going on and it has grabbed the limelight too. Notably, Jadeja has picked up most Player of the Match awards for CSK in IPL 2023 and he has played a key role in taking them to their 10th IPL final after a disappointing season last year as well. But on social media, Jadeja has been sharing, tweeting, and liking content which has given rise to speculations of a possible rift between the franchise and him as well.
Notably, he hasn’t named anyone or mentioned anything directly but his hints have been anything but simple. And late on Tuesday night after CSK beat defending champions Gujarat Titans by 15 runs in the first Qualifier and reach the final of IPL 2023, Jadeja took a fresh dig at those diminishing his value and contributions as a CSK player as well.
However, Ravindra Jadeja got the award for the ‘most valuable asset of the match’ for his all-round contributions. He scored 22 off 16 with the bat and then picked up the wickets of Dasun Shanaka and David Miller to end up with stunning figures of 4 overs 2 for 18. After the match, he posted the photograph of him holding the award and captioned it: “Upstox knows but..some fans don’t.”
Upstox knows but..some fans don’t 🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/6vKVBri8IH
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) May 23, 2023
However, this was not the first time in IPL 2023 that Ravindra Jadeja took a dig at the fans. In CSK’s home match against DC, earlier this month, he made it quite clear that he doesn’t particularly enjoy the fans chanting “Dhoni’s” name when he is batting in the middle. He later on also liked a tweet which had the “pain” he must be going through due to such behaviour from the crowd despite being one of the key players as well.
Moreover, he had put out a cryptic tweet which his wife also quote tweeted after he was spotted having an intense discussion with MS Dhoni soon after CSK’s last group-stage match against DC. However, the rift happened last year’s IPL when Jadeja was asked to step down as CSK’s captain and hand the captaincy back to MS Dhoni following a poor first half of the tournament. Jadeja, who suffered an injury, did not play much after being removed as the captain as well.