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Ruturaj Gaikwad named CSK captain for IPL 2024, taking over from MS Dhoni

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The appointment of Ruturaj Gaikwad as the leader of MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has been announced.

 

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK), led by MS Dhoni, made a significant announcement regarding their captaincy in anticipation of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday. Ruturaj Gaikwad, an Indian cricketer, has been designated as the captain of the Yellow Brigade for the current season of the lucrative league.

 

In the upcoming IPL 2024 opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Chepauk on Sunday, Rituraj Gaikwad will assume the role of captain for the Chennai Super Kings, succeeding Dhoni. This marks the first instance of Gaikwad leading the team, which has achieved five consecutive victories.

 

MS Dhoni announces his resignation for the second time


In the twilight part of his illustrious career, the esteemed figure of CSK, Dhoni, has decided to relinquish his position as the leader of the defending champions for the second occasion before the commencement of the championship.


There are talks regarding the potential retirement of the former India captain's illustrious career following the conclusion of IPL 2024. The captaincy of CSK was relinquished by Dhoni before the start of the IPL 2022. The captaincy of CSK was relinquished by Dhoni before the start of the IPL 2022.

 

What occurred at the IPL 2022?


CSK subsequently selected Ravindra Jadeja, a seasoned all-rounder, as the franchise's head for IPL 2022.


After a poor performance by CSK under Jadeja's leadership, Dhoni took over as captain in the same season. The CSK wicketkeeper, known as Thala, was reinstated as captain after playing eight games during that time.


After a period of inactivity, CSK made a comeback under Dhoni's guidance. Chennai won their fifth championship in the 2023 season of the prestigious league under the leadership of the renowned player from Ranchi.


According to a statement on their official website, CSK has stated that Ruturaj Gaikwad has played 52 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2019, establishing himself as a crucial member of Chennai Super Kings. The statement further expressed the team's anticipation for the forthcoming season.

 

Dhoni's performance as the captain of CSK surpassed that of Gujarat Titans (GT) in the final over of the match, resulting in an equal achievement of Mumbai Indians (MI) in winning five IPL titles in the previous year. In the IPL 2023 season,


Dhoni, who assumed the captaincy of CSK despite a significantly injured left knee, expressed his belief that the next 2024 campaign will serve as a valuable contribution to his supporters.


Dhoni, the prominent figure of the Super Kings, has achieved a total of 128 victories and 82 defeats throughout his tenure as the leader of the CSK team. CSK was captained by Dhoni in a total of 212 IPL matches. On August 15, 2020, the ex-India captain concluded his tenure in international cricket.

 

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