CSK’s New Captain: Dhoni Steps Down! | IPL 2024

CSK's New Captain Dhoni Steps Down! IPL 2024

Dhoni Steps Down! Ruturaj Gaikwad New CSK Captain

Hyderabad, India – Cricket fans are buzzing as the Tata Indian Premier League kicks off today with the opening match between defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Adding a surprise twist to the season, the official IPL social media handle posted a photo featuring all team captains and a vice-captain posing with the trophy, a day before the first match. While all eyes were on the usual suspects, a notable absence emerged – MS Dhoni wasn’t there representing CSK in the iconic yellow jersey.

So, who took his place? The answer is young batting sensation Ruturaj Gaikwad!

The IPL’s official post captioned the photo, “Presenting 9 captains with PBKS being represented by vice-captain Jitesh Sharma,” hinting at a change in leadership for CSK. This speculation quickly turned into reality as both the IPL and CSK confirmed the news – Ruturaj Gaikwad will be the new captain, taking the reins from the legendary MS Dhoni.

Dhoni, who has led CSK to an impressive five IPL titles and two Champions League T20 victories, is stepping down as captain. CSK made the official announcement on their social media platform, stating: “OFFICIAL STATEMENT: MS Dhoni hands over the captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad. #WhistlePodu #Yellove”


This unexpected development has sparked excitement and curiosity among fans. Will Gaikwad’s leadership skills match Dhoni’s legacy? Only time will tell as CSK embarks on their title defense under a new captain.

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