Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo thanked former captain MS Dhoni and said the skipper’s legacy will live on forever. Wishes were pouring in for Dhoni, who dropped the curtain on a decorated captaincy on Wednesday passed the baton to Ravindra Jadeja.
Dwayne Bravo has been an integral part of CSK over the years and a trusted lieutenant of MS Dhoni. The West Indian all-rounder was bought back by the 4-time champions for Rs 4.4 crore at the mega auction as Dhoni and CSK showed confidence in the 38-year-old.
Bravo’s message to Dhoni reflected the respect he had for Dhoni, whom he credits with his support even in the most difficult of times.
The legendary T20 cricketer also wished Ravindra Jadeja well in continuing Dhoni’s legacy and helping CSK continue their successful run.
“Thank you for everything @mahi7781 your legacy will live on forever!! #brother,” Bravo wrote.
“Chennai Super Kings couldn’t ask for a better person to take over @ravindra.jadeja. Congratulations! It’s your time, sir!”
Meanwhile, CSK star Robin Uthappa said Jadeja had big shoes to fill and supported the all-rounder to do a good job as skipper.
“You have always led by example, Captain @msdhoni. Thank you for the incredible memories on and off the field. Big shoes to fill in @imjadeja. I am sure you will be amazing in this new role. Congratulations,” Uthappa said.
You’ve always set a good example, Captain @msdhoni Thank you for the incredible memories on and off the field. Big shoes to fill in @imjadeja I am sure you will be amazing in this new role. congratulations pic.twitter.com/aBUw63jDDR
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) March 24, 2022
Chennai Super Kings, meanwhile, said in their statement that Dhoni will continue to represent the franchise this season and beyond.
Although the inspirational leader continued to play in the IPL after announcing his international retirement in his inimitable style, his decision to hand over the CSK leadership to Jadeja didn’t come as a complete surprise.
Dhoni knew he couldn’t go on like this forever and 33-year-old Jadeja, who is at the peak of his ability, is up for the challenge. The southpaw was CSK’s number one pre-auction ahead of Dhoni, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad.