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MS Dhoni speaks out on Ravindra Jadeja’s decision to step down as CSK captain

MS Dhoni has taken over as captain of the Chennai Super Kings after Ravindra Jadeja stepped down midway through the present Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. As the four-time champions faltered under him, the veteran all-rounder struggled to accept the leadership responsibility. His own performances were also impacted. As a result, in the best interests of the team, the 33-year-old decided to hand back the baton to the talismanic wicketkeeper-batter.

Meanwhile, following CSK’s 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday, Dhoni spoke out about Jadeja’s monumental move (May 1). He admitted that the extra responsibility was having an effect on his all-performance. rounder’s The 41-year-old also discussed leadership drills, saying that spoon-feeding doesn’t truly help a skipper because key decisions and accountability for them are required.

“I think Jadeja knew last season he’d be captaining this year. For the first two games, I oversaw his work and let him be later. After that, I insisted he’d take his own decisions and responsibility for them. “Once you become captain, it means a lot of demands come in. But it affected his mind as the tasks grew. I think captaincy burdened his prep and performances,” Dhoni said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“He knew and got enough time to prepare, what is important is you want him to lead the side and I wanted that transition to happen. At the end of the season, you don’t want him to feel as the captaincy was done by someone else and I’m just going for the toss,” said Dhoni further.