Dhoni Steps Down, Gaikwad Took Charge as CSK Captain for IPL 2024 - by Chandra Shekhar Tripathi - CollectLo

Dhoni Steps Down, Gaikwad Took Charge as CSK Captain for IPL 2024

Chandra Shekhar Tripathi - CollectLo

Chandra Shekhar Tripathi

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2 min read . Mar 22


In a surprising turn of events for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans, the IPL franchise announced Ruturaj Gaikwad as its new captain, as Mahendra Singh Dhoni steps down from the position after a remarkable tenure. This decision, coming just ahead of IPL 2024's opening match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, marks the end of an era under Dhoni's leadership.

The Announcement

When CSK announced this change, it was a big surprise for cricket fans, especially those who loved CSK. They quickly introduced Gaikwad as the new captain, saying goodbye to Dhoni's time as captain.

Dhoni, often called 'Thalaiva,' left behind a great legacy. He led CSK to win five IPL titles. His smart decisions and leadership made CSK a strong team over the years.

Ruturaj Gaikwad: The New Captain

Among all the guesses about who would be the new captain, Gaikwad was picked. Gaikwad, who was born in 1997, started playing for CSK in 2020. He showed that he's a talented player and has been consistent.

Gaikwad is from Pune. He started playing for CSK in 2020 and quickly became a favorite among fans because of his graceful batting style and ability to score runs well.

In the 2023 IPL season, Gaikwad did amazingly well. He scored 590 runs in just 16 matches, with a very high strike rate. Because of this, he was chosen to be the captain.

Gaikwad's New Role: A Smart Move

CSK's decision to make Gaikwad the captain shows that they want to plan for the future. They believe in Gaikwad's leadership skills and think he'll do a great job.

Even though Dhoni is not the captain anymore, his experience will still be valuable for the team. His guidance will help Gaikwad in his new role as captain.

IPL 2024: A Fresh Start

The IPL 2024 began with a big match between CSK and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Everyone was excited to see how Gaikwad would lead the team with Dhoni's support.

The IPL 2024 season promises a lot of exciting matches. Fans are eager to watch as 21 games will happen in different cities by April 7.

The switch from Dhoni to Gaikwad shows that CSK wants to keep growing. Gaikwad will lead the team into the future, while Dhoni's legacy will always be remembered.