Chennai Super Kings captain and Indian cricket legend MS Dhoni took the bold decision of becoming the second pick for his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise on Player Retention Day on Tuesday, November 30. In the process Dhoni ensured that Ravindra Jadeja would take home Rs 16 crore for the first choice, while Dhoni was happy as compared to Rs 12 crore. Former CSK batsman Robin Uthappa believes that Dhoni did it because he understands the value of Jadeja in the team. England all-rounder Moeen Ali was retained for Rs 8 crore while opener Ruturaj Gaikwad was retained for Rs 8 crore as four-time champions CSK spent Rs 42 crore on retention. Uthappa said CSK’s retention was a clear indication that the four-time champions are looking to groom Jadeja as their next captain after Dhoni retires from competitive cricket. ( csk next captain )
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Ravindra Jadeja will be the next captain of CSK
I am sure MS Dhoni himself is doing it. He knows the importance of Jadeja to the unit. I think from what I understand, Jadeja could be someone who can lead the team in future even if MS Dhoni retires. Uthappa told Star Sports that they gave him the due he deserved. Former India wicket-keeper batsman Parthiv Patel also believes that Jadeja is being considered as the next captain of CSK. is the person they are investing in to be the next captain. He has been brilliant as a player. He has done well in Test cricket, we have seen him bat at number six in ODI cricket as well. That’s why I want to see him take this responsibility. So I think Ravindra Jadeja will take over as the captain once MS Dhoni decides not to play.
Heart and Soul of MS Dhoni Franchise ( csk next captain )
Bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji said that MS Dhoni will continue to be the ‘heart and soul’ of the franchise. Jadeja is a proven CSK artist. What he has done with bat and ball in recent times is phenomenal. Moeen really balances the team with the off-spin portion and the left-hander in the top order. We are very happy to retain Ruturaj as well. There is no doubt about his ability. No one else can replace MS Dhoni. For me he is always my captain. He is the heart and soul of the franchise. Fans are also looking forward to meeting him. Still a long way to go but of course MS is my captain. ( csk next captain )