IPL 2024: Netizens Surprised by Ruturaj Gaikwad being made CSK captain in place of MS Dhoni

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans have experienced an emotional and shocking moment as the team made the announcement of Ruturaj Gaikwad to be the captain of their team for this forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. The decision to give the reigns to Gaikwad is a major change in the leadership of the legendary MS Dhoni to an emerging young talent who has consistently put up impressive results in the Super Kings.

History of leadership change of Chennai Super Kings

The transition of leadership in this case brings back memories of another similar decision that was made in 2022, when Dhoni gave Ravindra Jadeja with the captaincy but only for a short period. It was announced that Gaikwad as captain prior to the beginning of IPL 2024 is similar to the strategic way the franchise has employed earlier in its history. Jadeja has, however, resigned the captain’s responsibilities and gave it back to Dhoni in midway through the 2022 season.

Under Jadeja’s direction under his leadership, the team had an uphill start, having lost six of eight first games, which included the first four games in succession.

MS Dhoni’s Captaincy Legacy

The legacy of Dhoni in the role of being the best IPL captain in history is unparalleled and boasts an incredible winning rate of 58.84 over 226 games. However, Ruturaj has emerged as an exceptional performer since making his debut in the year 2020. with an impressive record of 1797 runs. This includes the century mark and 14 half-centuries. He has also demonstrated the potential of his future leader.

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Extraordinary form and Challenges ahead

Gaikwad’s impressive performance in the last season has further confirmed his status as a crucial player for CSK with 590 runs, with an impressive score of 147.50. With Gaikwad in charge, CSK will embark on their IPL 2024 campaign with a match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)at the famous MA Chidambaram Stadium. This is the start of a brand fresh chapter in the history of CSK with Gaikwad in the perfect position to take charge of the squad using his dynamism and leadership talent as well as exceptional batsmanship talent

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