MS Dhoni discloses why Ravindra Jadeja left the captaincy in the middle of the season
MS Dhoni shocked everyone when he handed over the captaincy role to Ravindra Jadeja, and that too, just a couple of days ago. The decision shocked everyone, but it was final from MSD. However, it didn't go well for the Yellow Army. CSK started the season with four consecutive losses.
It had a bad impact on the performance because the all-rounder was not able to fully fulfil the role of the 40-year-old. However, many thought that he would be perfect for the role after MSD. But it affected the individual performance of the all-rounder and he was also struggling on his own.
On the other hand, the team also struggled, and now they are almost out of the competition. Talking about the individual performance of the all-rounder, he managed 112 runs and took five wickets, and that too in a competition where other Indian spinners were dominating and taking wickets.
Finally, Jadeja decided to get back to his usual role and hand over the captaincy duties to MS Dhoni. On Friday, he decided to step down from the captaincy after eight matches, and the MSD also accepted to take it back. And the former Indian skipper was back with a bang and led his team to a victory over SRH in a do-or-die game. However, after the win, the 40-year-old disclosed the reason why the all-rounder stepped down from the captaincy.
MSD said that the franchise had already spoken to the all-rounder last season about the captaincy matter and that he would be leading the team this season. The former Indian captain stated that he wanted the switchover to take place while he was still intact. During the post-match presentation, MSD said that he was aware of the captaincy role and was preparing for it.
He also said that in the first two matches, he left it all over to Jadeja in terms of decision-making, bowling changes, and field placements. However, he also highlighted that he didn't want Jadeja to feel that someone else was doing his duties. MSD added, "Spoon-feeding doesn't really help captain, on the field you have to take those crucial decisions and you have to take responsibility for those decisions."
The 40-year-old also stated that it happens to everyone and that the pressure of captaincy can negatively impact a player's individual performance. He added that the captaincy burden might have affected his performance and he was not able to play with the same kind of intensity that he used to do.
Notably, in the last match against SRH, Jadeja played freely without any burden and that showed in his performance. He bowled a very economical spell of three overs and gave away 15 runs but ended his spell without any wicket as Dhoni dopped a catch behind the wicket of Kane Williamson.