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Breaking News: MS Dhoni quits Chennai Super Kings captaincy, Rituraj Gaikwad new captain

Ahead of IPL 2024, Chennai Super Kings have shocked everyone by announcing a new captain. The big news is that MS Dhoni has suddenly quit the captaincy and now Ruturaj Gaikwad has been made the new captain of Chennai. Dhoni led Chennai to a fifth IPL last season and has now handed over the reins to Gaikwad.
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Ahead of IPL 2024, Chennai Super Kings have announced a new captain. Dhoni is no longer Chennai's captain, Rituraj Gaekwad has been given the responsibility in his place. Chennai Super Kings shocked everyone by making this announcement a day before the start of IPL 2024.

Dhoni's captaincy record

Not only that, Dhoni made Chennai win the IPL five times, he also led the team to the finals five times. He is the only captain to have played 10 IPL finals. Under Dhoni's captaincy, Chennai have become champions in 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021 and 2023. He led the team to the finals in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019.

Captain Kull figures as captain

  • Chennai played 226 matches under Dhoni's captaincy.
  • Under Dhoni's captaincy, Chennai won 133 matches and lost 91.
  • The win percentage under Dhoni's captaincy was 59.38 percent.
  • Dhoni scored 4660 runs as captain
  • Dhoni scored 22 half-centuries as captain.
  • As a captain, Dhoni hit 218 sixes and 320 fours.

Rituraj Gaikwad is the new captain of CSK

Rituraj Gaikwad has been appointed as the new captain of Chennai Super Kings. Before the start of the IPL, there is a photo shoot of the captains in which Gaekwad replaced Dhoni. Rituraj Gaikwad has played only 3 seasons for Chennai. He made his debut in 2020 and could only play 6 matches in the first season. But he got his full chance in 2021 and the player scored 635 runs with a century and 4 fifties. Gaekwad scored only 368 runs in 2022 but last season Gaekwad scored 590 runs in 16 matches and led the team to the championship. Gaikwad has played 52 matches in the IPL so far and has scored 1797 runs at an average of over 39. His strike rate is also more than 135.

Rituraj's captaincy experience

Rituraj Gaekwad has good experience of captaincy. He captains Maharashtra in Ranji. Also, under his captaincy, Team India won the gold medal in the Asian Games. Dhoni knows his leadership qualities and that is why Rituraj Gaikwad got the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings.

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