Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja he was released from the squad on wednesday after a rib injury sustained during IPL 2022 match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Jadeja will come out of the bio-bubbles and return home, but there may be more to the story than what is seen. CSK’s Instagram user stopped following Jade, sparking rumors of a possible rift between the franchise and the versatile player’s star. However, if CSK Executive Director Cassi Viswanathan is to be believed, Jadeja was released solely for health reasons. (Also read: CSK predicts XI against MI, IPL 2022 – CSK looks set to continue incredible play-off offer without Ravindra Jadeja)
“Social networks, I follow absolutely nothing. I have no knowledge of what is happening there. What I can tell you is that there were no problems on the part of the administration and whatever is on social networks, I am not aware. Jadeja remains firmly in CSK- this scheme of things for the future, always, “Viswanathan told the Indian Express.
“Jaddu was injured during the game against RCB and after that he did not play the game against Delhi Capitals. According to medical advice, it was decided that he can no longer participate in this IPL and is returning home. Released.”
The 2022 IPL season for Jade was quite tense. A few months ago, Jadeja was the first retained CSK player for ₹HRK 16 million, and two days before the start of the tournament it was announced that MS Dhoni had handed over CSK’s captaincy to Jadeja. However, the lack of captaincy experience of the all-around was evident as he often relied on Dhoni for many decisions, including placements, etc. And the fact that the CSK title defender lost his first five matches in the tournament, along with a big drop in all-around form with bat and ball led to the inevitable call – Jadeja again handed over the captaincy to Dhoni.
“Ravindra Jadeja decided to give up the captaincy in order to focus and concentrate more on his game and asked MS Dhoni to lead CSK. MS Dhoni accepted to lead CSK in greater interest and to allow Jadeja to focus on his game “, published in the newspaper by CSK read.
A report in IE states that some of Jadeja’s teammates pointed to the conflict because they believed that Jadeja was not satisfied with the way the captaincy issue was resolved. Dhoni himself spoke openly about how Jadeja feels ‘burdened’ by the captain’s responsibilities.
“I think Jadeja knew last season that he would be captain this year. The first two games I supervised his work and let him go later. After that I insisted he would make his own decisions and take responsibility for them,” he said in a post-game presentation. after CSK’s 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad. “Once you become a captain, it means a lot of demands come in. But it affected his mind as the tasks grew. I think the captaincy burdened his preparations and performances.”
More importantly, CSK failed to have Jade at its peak as the all-rounder managed to score 116 sets from 10 matches and pick up five gates. Viswanathan, however, believes Jadeja is very much in CSK’s plans and mentioned that every big player goes through a boring patch.
“You see, if you look, a lot of great Indian players are also going through a tough time in this IPL. The form is temporary, the class is permanent. Maybe his captaincy was a little difficult, but we didn’t want to lose Jadeja, the player,” he said. Viswanathan.