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‘End of an era’ – As MSD steps down as Chennai skipper, here’s how the cricket fraternity reacted

By BetBarter Staff

March 24, 2022

Just two days ahead of Chennai's opening game against Kolkata, MS Dhoni decided to quit the captaincy. The decision surprised the fans a long way, although Dhoni has a history of throwing surprises. In December 2014, Dhoni decided to quit Test cricket and handed over the reins to Virat Kohli unexpectedly. In January 2017, the Ranchi-born player decided to quit T20I and ODI captaincy.

The former India skipper led the team in 205 games, which is a record in itself. Out of those, the team has won 121 and lost 82. He also led the team to four ITL titles in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021. This year, the team will enter the tournament as defending champions. The 40-year-old handed over the reins to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, who has never led a team before.

The all-rounder has been part of the team since 2012. Since then, he has played 173 games for the franchise, taking 121 wickets and scoring more than 2000 runs for the Yellow Brigade. This will be the first time the Baroda all-rounder will lead a team in any form of the game.  Meanwhile, the cricket fraternity was taken aback by the decision but came together to congratulate MSD for a successful captaincy career.

This is how Twitter reacted