Former Indian cricket team captain, Sunil Gavaskar, has expressed his desire for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to give Ravindra Jadeja another opportunity to lead the team. Jadeja was appointed as the captain of the CSK team during IPL 2022, but he was unable to impress and was eventually dropped mid-season. MS Dhoni took charge of the team once again, and it was speculated that Jadeja might leave CSK ahead of IPL 2023.
However, Jadeja has made a comeback and is playing a crucial role in the ongoing season. Gavaskar believes that, given Jadeja’s experience, he can be an excellent fit for the role of captain. Gavaskar also suggested that Ruturaj Gaikwad should be appointed as the vice-captain, with the aim of grooming him to be the future captain of CSK. Enhance your IPL viewing experience with the best cricket betting odds from Gclub.
“I would give Ravindra Jadeja another go. He might not have been at his best last year. Captaincy is not easy, and he might have found it tough last time. Now he is experienced and has come back. I would have Ruturaj Gaikwad as the vice-captain so that you are already building up for the future. Ravi Jadeja is 30 or 31 now, so you are building your line of succession,” Gavaskar said in an interview with Star Sports.
On the other hand, former Australian captain Aaron Finch believes that Gaikwad would be the perfect choice for the next CSK skipper due to his calmness on the field. “The calmness of Ruturaj Gaikwad, the way he goes about his game… that’s such a huge part of being a leader, being there for everybody else and not just for you. That’s a big part. I would want him,” Finch said.
Gaikwad has prior experience of captaincy as he has led Maharashtra multiple times in domestic cricket. Under his leadership, Maharashtra qualified for the finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2022, but they lost to Saurashtra by five wickets. As CSK looks to the future, the decision of who will lead the team will undoubtedly be a significant one. Follow Gclub Sports to get the latest updates from IPL 2023.