Michael Vaughan weighs in on the apparent feud between CSK and Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja’s IPL 2022 campaign was cut short due to an injury suffered midway through the league. The Chennai Super Kings revealed on Wednesday (May 11) that Jadeja’s rib ailment will prevent him from playing any further games this season. Reports have surfaced this season that things aren’t going well between Jadeja and the franchise. CSK has also unfollowed Jadeja on Instagram, according to reports.
“I don’t know what his injury is. I don’t know how much he has been affected by the captaincy. I’m not too sure how much he’s been affected by bubble life. You got to remember that these players have been in a bubble and for some players, it’s just driving them mad. They just can’t cope with the bubble, being restricted,” said Vaughan.
It should be mentioned that Jadeja was named CSK captain on the eve of the competition. However, following a spate of bad outcomes, he stood down and turned over the reins to MS Dhoni. While Jadeja played in a few games after ceding captaincy, he wasn’t at his best. As his injuries and allegations of a rift collide, many believe the all-time rounder with CSK is coming to an end.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels the same way. He also emphasized that bio-bubble weariness tends to get the best of athletes.
Meanwhile, CSK, which has struggled in the campaign, was formally eliminated from the playoff race on Thursday (May 12).