‘I was wrong to appoint Jade as captain. CSK would not lose in Dhoni’s leadership ‘| Cricket

Former India rookie Wirender Sehwag, who has played a lot of cricket with MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jade, said the Chennai Super Kings’ decision to appoint Jade as their captain at the start of the 2022 IPL was’ wrong ‘. Barely a few days before the start of this IPL, Dhoni decided to hand over the leadership of CSK to Jadeja. But after the defending champions managed to win in just 2 matches out of 8, the all-rounder decided to regain captaincy for Dhoni.

“The first mistake they made was at the beginning of the season when they announced that MS Dhoni would not be captain and that it would be Ravindra Jadeja, it was the wrong decision,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz after CSK more or less dropped out of the game. . the playoffs after suffering a 13-round defeat by Royal Challengers Bangalore in Pune on Wednesday.

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CSK is currently in 9th place in the table with just three wins. Sehwag said Dhoni has been captain since the start of the season, then the story could be different for the four-time champions. The former presenter also pointed out the poor form of CSK strikers as one of the main reasons for their miserable story in this IPL.

“There was no agreed play XI. Ruturaj Gaikwad did not score at the start. They started badly, the strikers did not score streaks and from then on, the season will always be full of turmoil. If Dhoni had been captain from the start, then it would have been better and maybe CSK would not lose so many games, “Sehwag added.

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Sehwag said Dhoni’s wicket in the 19th overt was crucial as CSK still had an outside chance to carry out a chase of 174 runs if their captain hit to the finish.

“The most important wicket was MS Dhoni. When Hazlewood comes on the ball, he doesn’t try to bow yorkers or bouncers. He’s a ball at length where hitters have to take risks. It’s not easy to face him with a bounce rising from his height,” he added.

RCB’s Glenn Maxwell left a significant impact on the ball match as he came back with numbers 2 to 22. Sehwag said he was surprised that experienced cricketers like Ambati Rayudu and Robin Uthapp allowed the spinner off the ball.

“I was surprised that Rayudu and Uthappa, two Indian hitters, came out on Maxwell’s off-spin. Over from which you were supposed to score 20 runs in one over, you ended up with a spell of 2-22,” Sehwag added.


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