Chennai Super Kings has been off to their worst start in the history of the entire IPL as they have suffered three defeats in their first three games with two batting collapses and some exceptionally poor display of captaincy.
In a cricket-crazy nation like India, people are always quick to jump on the bandwagon that judges a cricketer way too early for any particular role that has been pinned onto him. May it be the silken likes of MS Dhoni or the ragged rise of Ravindra Jadeja as a captain, no one has gone scot-free from the heavy burden of captaining a cricket side in the Indian cricket fabric.
Chennai Super Kings is still to find an outlet in IPL 2022
Just ahead of the IPL 2022, MS Dhoni decided to step down from the CSK captaincy and India’s most electric all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja was shouldered the responsibility of leading the side for the fifteenth edition of the tournament.
Despite being a very successful cricketer, his captaincy rodeo is fairly new and so far, the stint for him has been a forgettable one, to say the least. With Chennai slumping down to their third defeat of the season, Jadeja has already started riveting flak and with the clock ticking faster than ever, he will shortly have to find a method to arrest the decline.
The reactions to Jadeja’s captaincy in the experts’ panel have been fairly mixed. Ajay Jadeja has stated that Jadeja needs more experience and with time will come of age as a leader. However, former Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh has to say otherwise. He believes that Jadeja is not taking a major share of the responsibilities that he should as a leader.
Harbhajan was heard quoting to Star Sports, “I feel that MS Dhoni is still captain of the team. When I look at Jadeja, he is fielding outside the ring. By doing that you won’t be able to control too many things but he has given a headache to MS Dhoni to look after the field setting and everything.”
He further added, “He is shedding some of his own weight and putting it on Dhoni’s shoulders that ‘look after the field setting.” Saying this, the Turbanator also cited that this was a natty move from Chennai Super Kings to trust Jadeja with such a ginormous responsibility.
He concluded by saying, “But I think that overall Jadeja is a very confident guy when it comes to batting and bowling and his skillsets are unbelievable. To get the best out of the team when it is not performing is rare, and he needs to stand up and talk about a few things.”
Chennai will have their best possible opportunity to open their account as they take on an ailing Sunrisers Hyderabad in their next encounter that is slated to be played on 9th April.