Kevin Pietersen is not surprised to see Ravindra Jadeja replace MS Dhoni as Chennai Super Kings captain and says the Indian all-rounder is a superb thinker and a very experienced T20 player.
IPL 2022: Kevin Pietersen reacts to Ravindra Jadeja replacing MS Dhoni as CSK captain (courtesy BCCI)
- Ravindra Jadeja will make good decisions as CSK captain: Kevin Pietersen
- MS Dhoni handed the CSK captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja ahead of the 2022 IPL
- Pietersen said CSK have a good chance of surprising everyone again
Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen believes Ravindra Jadeja is another cool head who will make good decisions as captain of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Pietersen wasn’t surprised by MS Dhoni’s decision to hand the Chennai captaincy over to Jadeja, saying the star all-rounder is a great thinker and a very experienced T20 player, giving CSK a good chance to surprise everyone again .
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“They have obviously decided the time is right to move away from MS Dhoni, but I’m not surprised they have turned to Ravi Jadeja, another cool head who will make good decisions. Jadeja is a great thinker and a very experienced T20 player, so CSK has a good chance of surprising everyone again,” Pietersen wrote for Betway.
Chennai Super Kings 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.
“CSK proved everyone wrong last season, including myself. There’s some young blood coming through, but they seem to have realized that with cool, experienced minds making decisions, they have an advantage over everyone else. It There are so many small decisions to make during a T20 match and if you are more right than your opponent you will generally win.