Dhoni said on Jadeja’s lack in the team, “It is not easy to replace him”
The league match of IPL season 15 is nearing its end. So far only the team of Gujarat Titans has qualified. Mumbai and Chennai were officially out of the race for the playoffs.
This season has been a forgettable one for the team of Chennai, Mumbai. The performance of both the teams has not been anything special. On the points table, Chennai is at 9th place while Mumbai is at 10th place. Both the teams have failed to make a mark this season.
Jadeja was made the captain of the team before the start of the season by the Chennai team. Chennai did not start well under Jadeja’s captaincy. Jadeja could not handle the responsibility of captaincy properly. The pressure of captaincy also showed on Ravindra Jadeja’s own performance. Jadeja scored 116 runs in 10 matches with the bat while Jadeja has taken only 5 wickets with the ball. Jadeja stepped down in the middle of the tournament due to captaincy pressure. Jadeja has been ruled out of IPL due to injury.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni while talking about Jadeja’s lack in the team before the toss said, “A player like Jadeja, he is one of those who helps us try out all kinds of options. It is difficult to replace him, I don’t think anyone can field better than Jadeja, no one can replace him,” Dhoni said at the toss.
Earlier on Wednesday, CSK reported that Jadeja has been ruled out of IPL 2022 due to a rib injury. “Ravindra Jadeja reported a rib injury and was unavailable for Chennai Super Kings’ game against Delhi Capitals on Sunday. He was under observation and based on medical advice, he has been ruled out for the rest of the IPL season,” said CSK while making the announcement.
Player injuries, star players not playing in the tournament have been the main reasons for the team’s defeat. The change in captaincy before the season also did not prove to be right for the team. The team is out of the race for the playoffs.