MS Dhoni will likely be playing his last IPL this year. The Indian wicketkeeper batter has left an indelible mark in the history of world cricket. Under his captaincy, CSK has won the IPL titles four times and the Champions League title twice. He has been the most successful captain in the history of world cricket.
The Chennai Super Kings have a huge hole to fill after ‘thala’ is gone. His finishing skills, quick hands behind the stumps, and his great captaincy skills will be missed in the upcoming years. CSK will be looking to appoint someone as his heir and carry forward the legacy of MS Dhoni. Let us have a look at possible candidates who would lead the franchise after Dhoni’s retirement:
Ravindra Jadeja was appointed the captaincy of the Chennai franchise last year. After the team’s shaky start to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Jadeja was requested to step down as captain. The move didn’t sit well with the star all-arounder. Prior to the start of the IPL 2022, MS Dhoni transferred the captaincy mantle to Jadeja. But after Dhoni’s retirement, he is the most likely candidate to be the captain of the side. He has been playing since the first edition of the IPL and has lots of experience. He is the most reliable and assured player in the team and is an excellent captaincy candidate. He can captain the side for a few years until a new leader is groomed in the side.