IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja will captain CSK in IPL.© BCCI/IPL
Ravindra Jadeja took over as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain from MS Dhoni on Thursday ahead of the upcoming 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The news shocked cricket fans around the world, with former CSK star Subramaniam Badrinath sharing his thoughts on the development. Speaking to Times Now, the former India player said that Jadeja “has never led any team” and that could be an issue that “needs to be seen”. “Jadeja has always been a bowler but in the last two years, he has improved exponentially as a batsman. The biggest part of his game where he has improved is the shots. He is a 3D cricketer,” the 41 -year -old said.
“Now there’s a fourth dimension too. He’s going to be a 4D cricketer because the captain is there too. The only thing is he’s never led any team, even in First Class cricket. That’s all there is to see. About his value to the team, we all know that. “
“The problem is, he already has a load. He has to play in a hot spot. He has to do bowling, hitting, and now there’s also a captain”, he added.
Fans were shocked by the news when CSK took on KKR at the season opener on Saturday, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Jadeja is one of four players retained by CSK after IPL 2021. The other three cricketers are Dhoni, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
In total, Jadeja has played in 200 IPL games and has recorded 2,386 runs with a high score of 62 no outs. In the bowling department, he has taken 127 wickets including three four -wicket shots and five wickets.
Last season during CSK’s winning campaign, Jadeja made 227 runs in 16 games and also took 13 wickets.
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