“End of Greatest Captaincy Tenure”- Social Media Melts Down as Dhoni Steps Down as CSK Captain

Dhoni retires as the most successful captain in the history of IPL. (Source: X.com)

MS Dhoni has stepped down as captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), passing the baton to Ruturaj Gaikwad for the upcoming IPL 2024 season. This significant announcement was initially shared by the official IPL page and later confirmed through an official media release from the CSK franchise.

The 42-year-old has been at the helm of CSK since the inception of the IPL in 2008, except for 2016 and 2017, when the team was suspended. Although he handed over the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja at the beginning of the 2022 season, Dhoni found himself back in the leadership role midway through the season.

Under Dhoni’s leadership, CSK made a remarkable comeback in IPL 2023, which culminated in their fifth title victory. One of the best captains in the history of the cash-rich league, Dhoni boasts a record of 128 wins and 82 losses in 212 IPL matches for CSK. Dhoni’s legacy as the beloved ‘Thala’ of CSK and his remarkable leadership journey with the franchise will be remembered and cherished by cricket fans worldwide.

Ruturaj, since being acquired by CSK during the 2019 auction, has been impressive as an opening batter. His composed and technically sound style has solidified his position as one of the team’s top batters. He will now have to fill Dhoni’s big boots.

The news of Dhoni relinquishing captaincy left fans, especially CSK supporters, devastated.

Here are some of the Twitter reactions on the matter:



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