MS Dhoni’s CSK Captaincy Stint In Numbers In IPL 2022. MS Dhoni had led CSK since the league’s inception in 2008, making him the longest-serving captain in the league’s history.
Chennai Super Kings announced on Thursday that MS Dhoni will step down as captain, with all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja taking over. “MS Dhoni has decided to hand over the leadership of the Chennai Super Kings and has chosen Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team,” the franchise said in an official statement. “Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and beyond,” according to the release. Dhoni had led CSK since the league’s inception in 2008, making him the longest-serving captain in the league’s history.
Dhoni not only led the team for a long time, but he also helped them become one of the most successful teams in IPL history.
Here are some statistics from Dhoni’s IPL stint as CSK captain:
Strike Rate: 137.50
Dhoni led CSK to four IPL titles, including his final season as captain, as well as two Champions League T20 trophies.
CSK was also the first team to win back-to-back titles in 2010 and 2011. They were the only team to do so until the Mumbai Indians followed up their successful 2019 season with another championship in 2020.
And, while MI is the most successful team in the IPL in terms of trophies with five, Dhoni has made CSK the most consistent team in the tournament.
With the exception of 2020, they have reached the knockout stages in every year they have participated in the IPL. The fact that they have the highest average league position of 2.67 reflects their consistency. MI is the next best, with a score of 3.36.
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