Chennai Super Kings will start its IPL 2023 campaign on 31st March against Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad. The upcoming season will once again bring joy to the face of MS Dhoni fans as Thala will be playing in competitive cricket almost after every year. However, before the start of IPL, rumors surrounded that it might be the last IPL of Captain Cool. However, questions arise over the successor of MS Dhoni as captain.
As Ben Stokes was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in a mini-auction, it was anticipated that the English all-rounder might replace Dhoni as the captain of CSK from the next season. However, the former CSK player and a very friend of Dhoni Suresh Raina has named another guy who could be the perfect replacement for Thala as a skipper.
Raina expressed his desire for Ruturaj Gaikwad to be the captain of Chennai Super Kings after Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Gaikwad had a difficult start to his Indian Premier League (IPL) career in 2020, but he bounced back with three consecutive half-centuries and went on to win the Orange Cap in the 2021 season, during which CSK won the championship, after scoring 635 runs.
While having a conversation for Jio Cinema, Raina said, “In an interaction with Jio Cinema, Raina said, “Abhi Mahi bhai hain, I really want Ruturaj Gaikwad to nurture around him. I think, Mahi bhai has a good brain. Definitely, he is around the boys. So yeah, I would say, hopefully, Ruturaj Gaikwad. He has done really well this season and I want him to do well for the country as well as Chennai Super Kings. Rutu, good luck for your captaincy brother!”
The former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina has stated that he wouldn’t be surprised if MS Dhoni decides to play in the Indian Premier League in 2024. Raina added that Dhoni has been in good shape and performing well in batting during the preparations for the IPL 2023 season, where he is expected to make his final appearance. Dhoni has been training with the Chennai Super Kings squad well for the tournament.