MS Dhoni, who had been the captain of CSK since the inception of the league in 2008, had already retired from international cricket in August 2020. Under his captaincy, Chennai won the IPL trophy in 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021 apart from winning two now-defunct Champions League T20 titles in 2010 and 2014.
Dhoni also holds the second-best win percentage (59.6) in the league, having won 121 matches and losing 82. Dhoni was also the most successful skipper in the now defunct Champions League T20, with 14 wins at a success rate of 63.04.
Now MS Dhoni has stepped down as captain ahead of the IPL 2022 season opener against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Saturday. “MS Dhoni has decided to hand over the leadership of Chennai Super Kings and picked Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team”. Ravindra Jadeja will succeed him in the role, becoming the third player to lead CSK after Dhoni and Suresh Raina.
Jadeja, who has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since 2012, will only be the third player to lead CSK. Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and beyond,” the Chennai Super Kings said in a statement on Thursday.