MS Dhoni relinquished CSK’s captaincy earlier than the beginning of IPL 2022.© BCCI/IPL
MS Dhoni stepped down as Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) captain two days earlier than the beginning of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and handed over the reins to Ravindra Jadeja. South Africa legend AB de Villiers, who retired from all types of cricket forward of IPL 2022, praised the wicketkeeper-batter’s determination, saying that captaincy can put on a participant down. AB de Villiers has captained South Africa prior to now and is aware of the pressures of the job, and supported Dhoni’s transfer.
“I’m not shocked by MS’s transfer. I’m truly fairly pleased for him,” he instructed VUSport Scouts.
“Having carried that burden for thus lengthy, folks may assume that it’s simple to be captain, but it surely actually wears you down. You have got sleepless nights generally, particularly when you do not have good seasons. However I feel he stepped away at precisely the best time, having received the final IPL,” he added.
CSK did not qualify for the IPL knockout levels for the primary time in 2020, however got here storming again to win the title in 2021, which means that Dhoni left his captaincy on a triumphant notice.
“The season earlier than the final would have damage him lots. To return again and win the trophy after which say ‘I am going to nonetheless play however another person takes over and I will be there to help’, it is the proper transfer,” de Villiers stated.
“I’m excited to observe MS simply get pleasure from himself, to hit these massive sixes once more. To not assume an excessive amount of about methods and having to watch guys. He can simply go on the market and hit sixes and entertain the whole world with what he does greatest, and that’s to play cricket and win video games,” he added.
MS Dhoni hit a half-century within the IPL 2022 season opener towards Kolkata Knight Riders, whilst his staff slumped to a 6-wicket defeat.
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