Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Indian star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja shared a photo with former India captain MS Dhoni after the franchise retained the southpaw on November 15.
He was retained by the Chennai Super Kings ahead of the IPL mini-auction scheduled on December 23. The player shared an image with Dhoni and captioned it, “Everything is fine #RESTART.” The Chennai franchise had appointed Jadeja as the captain for the 2022 edition, but the player had left the leadership role midway. Dhoni stepped in as captain for the remainder of the season.
Jadeja’s decision to quit the captaincy had sparked rumours of him having a tussle with the CSK.
He had removed all posts related to the team’s 2021 and 2022 seasons from his official Instagram account, leading to speculation that all is not well between the all-rounder and the IPL franchise.
The franchise retained the core of the group but let go of English pacer Chris Jordan who recently won the T20 World cup with England and is considered a death-overs specialist.
Current squad: MS Dhoni (capt), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathi
Chennai Super kings had handed the captaincy duties to Jadeja at the beginning of the IPL 2022 season but the southpaw relinquished the lead role mid-way.
Captain cool returned to captain the side but the team had a lacklustre 2022 IPL season as they finished ninth on the points table.