Virender Sehwag says this player can captain CSK in the long term and compares him to MS Dhoni | Cricket News


The Chennai Super Kings’ hopes of qualifying for the playoffs ended on Thursday after the MS Dhoni-led side stumbled to a five-wicket loss to Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium. CSK, who struck first, were knocked out for 97, and in the end Mumbai Indians recorded a comfortable victory. Given that their playoff hopes have been dashed, it would be interesting to see how CSK approach the final two games of the league stage and whether Dhoni will return as CSK skipper next season should also be seen.

Former Indian striker Virender Sehwag says Ruturaj Gaikwad has shown he is a good leader and can be someone who can lead CSK.

“He is the captain of Maharashtra. He is very calm in his demeanor. Even if he scores a 100, his demeanor will not give the impression that he has scored that many. Even if he scores zero, his manners are the same. You can’t distinguish from his expressions, he’s very happy after scoring a 100 or he’s very sad after scoring 0. He’s very calm, he showed all the insights of being a good captain “said Sehwag on Cricbuzz.

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“He was a first class cricket captain; he has the idea to control the game. Anyone can have a good season, if he plays 3-4 seasons, so he can be someone who can become long term captain after Dhoni I can just give my opinion but the last call is with CSK Why is everyone giving so much importance to MS Dhoni He is very cool he makes his own decisions and he has the postman luck with him. But luck smiles on those who make brave decisions So I think Ruturaj Gaikwad has all the qualities, I don’t know if he will bring the luck factor but he has all the other qualities that MS Dhoni has” , he said again.

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In the current season, Gaikwad has scored 313 points in 12 games averaging 26.08 with his highest score being 99 against SunRisers Hyderabad.

Former India striker Ajay Jadeja also agreed with Sehwag, saying there were no captain options so Ruturaj looks the likeliest choice.

“You have no choice. If you make someone the captain after MS Dhoni, who would you go for? The only choice you have is what Viru (Virender Sehwag) said. Robin Uthappa time is over, Ambati Rayudu’s time is over, Devon Conway has just arrived, Dwayne Bravo is also not going to be there long. If you look at the rotation options, you have already tried Ravindra Jadeja. You have invested so much in Deepak Chahar, but his injury is such, you don’t know what’s going to happen with him? You never know with injuries,” Jadeja said.

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Before the start of IPL 2022, Dhoni had resigned as skipper of CSK and Jadeja was given the reins of the team. However, after eight games into the season, the captaincy was returned to Dhoni as Jadeja wanted to focus on his own game.

CSK are currently in the ninth position in the IPL points table with 8 points from 12 games.

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