Dhoni Stepping Down From CSK Captaincy Not Sudden, Says Coach Stephen Fleming
MS Dhoni: After twelve seasons, four title triumphs and five runner-up finishes later, the iconic Dhoni on Thursday decided to hand over the captaincy of CSK to his trusted lieutenant, Ravindra Jadeja.
New Delhi: In a latest development, Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's (MSD) decision of giving up the captaincy of CSK was 'talked about' in the last season. According to media reports, he said that Dhoni relinquishing captaincy of the IPL team this year was not a sudden decision. Fleming, however, said the timing of stepping down from CSK captaincy was left to Dhoni.
"We have talked about it. It is something MS talked about with me during last season. The timing was though his call," Fleming said at the virtual post-match press conference after CSK lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in the IPL lung-opener.
After twelve seasons, four title triumphs and five runner-up finishes later, the iconic Dhoni on Thursday decided to hand over the captaincy of CSK to his trusted lieutenant, Ravindra Jadeja.
In a brief statement, CSK had said that the 40-year-old will continue to represent the franchise for the "season and beyond", having led one of the most successful IPL sides since the tournament's inception in 2008 -- barring the two seasons when the team was suspended in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal.
Fleming said the transition from Dhoni to Jadeja has gone nicely.
"It has been documented widely to give Jadeja a clean slate going in the series (IPL). It was communicated to (Mr Srinivasan) through the team," the former Kiwi captain said.
"So, we have 100 per cent spoken about that. It has been a bit of transition here, it has been a little bit of change but went through nicely."
Also ReadMore News ›
More News ›
They're Kind Of A Dad's Army: Matthew Hayden Raises Concern On The Role Of MS Dhoni And Ambati Rayudu In CSK
IPL 2023: CSK Pacer Mukesh Choudhary And LSG Fast Bowler Moshin Khan Doubtful For IPL Due To Injuries
Bangladesh Vs Ireland Live Cricket Score - 3rd ODI - ODI
23 Mar 2023 14:00 IST | 08:30 GMT
Bangladesh beat Ireland by 10 wickets
Zimbabwe Vs Netherlands Live Cricket Score - 2nd ODI - ODI
23 Mar 2023 12:45 IST | 07:15 GMT
Zimbabwe beat Netherlands by 1 run
India Vs Australia Live Cricket Score - 3rd ODI - ODI
22 Mar 2023 13:30 IST | 08:00 GMT
Australia beat India by 21 runs
South Africa Vs West Indies Live Cricket Score - 3rd ODI - ODI
21 Mar 2023 13:30 IST | 08:00 GMT
South Africa beat West Indies by 4 wickets