So why did Dhoni decide to quit two days before CSK's first match when no one was complaining if he would lead the side for one more year?
Now that the Indian all-rounder will be taking matters in hand for CSK, let's try to analyse why MS Dhoni is regarded as one of the most successful captains in the history of the cash-rich league.
MS Dhoni has stepped down as skipper of Chennai Super Kings and has handed over the captaincy baton to Ravindra Jadeja.
Dhoni, who has been the CSK captain since the league's inception in 2008, could be playing in his last IPL this season. He has already retired from international cricket.
The 37-year-old Du Plessis has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings side under Dhoni since 2012 and also played for the the new-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant.
The IPL 2022 season will be held from March 26-May 29. A total of 70 league matches will be played across four international standard venues in Mumbai and Pune.
Hangargekar was picked up by Chennai Super Kings in the IPL mega auction last week for Rs 1.5 crore.
CSK have dropped Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Suresh Raina and Faf du Plessis.
When asked about the one bidding war that stood out the most in the IPL auction, Madley spoke about how Kieron Pollard captured the imagination of four franchises way back in 2010.
Rohit Sharma and his side registered a 44-run win in the second ODI to gain an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Rohit was asked how he was looking at the finisher's role -- especially the No 6 and 7 in batting order -- where he admitted that they need to create more back-ups other than Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja.
A five-time IPL winning captain, a fit-again Rohit will take charge as full-time India white-ball captain in the upcoming three ODI and three T20Is series against the West Indies beginning in Ahmedabad on February 6.
The former India coach says Dhoni's decision-making skills set him apart from his great contemporaries.
Virat Kohli on Saturday announced that he is stepping down as the captain of the Indian Test team. Last year, Kohli had stepped down as the T20I captain and then he was removed as the ODI leader as the selectors wanted one captain for the white-ball format.
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