Decoding MS Dhoni’s Decision: CSK Captaincy Handover Explained by Ravi Shastri

Former Indian all-rounder and head coach Ravi Shastri shared his views on the captaincy shift at the Chennai Super Kings. Just before the start of the 17th season of the IPL, Ruturaj Gaikwad was made the new captain of the Chennai Super Kings for this year’s IPL.

CSK had a brilliant start to their IPL campaign under the leadership of Gaikwad. The yellow army has won two matches and lost one match under his captaincy.

Decoding the captaincy shift, Ravi Shastri said,
“This is MS Dhoni’s last season. Okay, very clear. You know, it depends on how his body copes with everything; whether he plays the whole season or doesn’t play the whole season, only time will tell.” 
Shastri even further said that there are chances that Ms. Dhoni might not play all the matches for CSK this year.

Shastri said, “But what he has done is that he said, I [Dhoni] don’t want to give the job to Ruturaj halfway through the tournament.

Be in the hot seat from the outside; I am watching from the back; if he needs some help, I’m there to help him out. But I [Shastri] think, as compared to the year when Jadeja was captain, MS will take more and more of the backseat and probably contribute just in a little way between the drinks break or something like that.”

Shastri further added, “He’ll give him the freedom. I see him giving him the freedom to go and express himself, and if he needs to be corrected, then you know.”

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