3 Players who can replace MS Dhoni as CSK Captain he if gets injured in IPL 2023
Chennai Super Kings locked horns with Rajasthan Royals in the 17th game of the tournament on April 12, which Sanju Samson and his men won by just three runs. MS Dhoni showed his vintage best and almost pulled off a miraculous win in the last over. But he missed finding the boundary off the last ball when CSK needed five runs, and they lost the game.
Though, after the game, CSK head coach Stephen Fleming made the shocking revelation that MS Dhoni was nursing a knee injury, which was noticeable during the last couple of games as well, and with the growing age, it takes time to recover completely from an injury. So if MSD misses a few upcoming games, it will be a big question as to who will lead CSK. So here are three ideal candidates for this place: Notably, Ben Stokes is also out of action for at least the next two weeks.
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad
CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has scored the most runs for the franchise since he made his debut in the second half of the IPL 2021. He is also the leading run-getter in the ongoing tournament with 197 runs in four innings. Gaikwad has proven his worth on the team a number of times and is a consistent performer. And with his experience leading his domestic side, he is an ideal man after MS Dhoni to lead the team.
2. Ajinkya Rahane
Since his debut for CSK, Ajinkya Rahane has made a big impact. In just two games, he has scored 92 runs with an incredible strike rate of 200, which includes a 20-ball half-century. Rahane has immense experience leading an IPL franchise (Rajasthan Royals) and even served as captain for the Indian Test team. He is also a good seasonal performer in the IPL, and he can lead the team if Dhoni misses some upcoming games.
1. Ravindra Jadeja
The first man that the franchise picked as Dhoni's successor ahead of the IPL 2022 was the veteran all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. He is still the key player for the four-time champion with both the bat and the ball. Although he couldn't lead the team well last season, you never know. With his experience and his current form, he can be the one that CSK can choose in the absence of MS Dhoni.