With Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni at the fag end of his Indian Premier League (IPL) career, the franchise could look for someone as the future captain of the franchise. Despite CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan having confirmed that Dhoni would lead the side in 2022 as well, former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha feels the side could look at Kane Williamson – who is not being utilised at SRH – as his successor. Ojha also suggested that Ravindra Jadeja could be the vice-captain despite his name being floated in the circles as Dhoni’s successor.
“He (Ravindra Jadeja) can be a vice-captain where if you need some help then can be your guy. But if you’re talking about captaincy, then if there’s one guy who can do it, it’s Kane Williamson. He isn’t being utilized much there (at SRH). Mega-auction is next year, if MS Dhoni is playing then this question shouldn’t arise in the first place. However, if he doesn’t play then you can bring in Kane Williamson as a captain,” said Ojha, who is also IPL governing council member, in conversation with Cricbuzz website.
On Wednesday (April 28) against CSK, Williamson smashed a sizzling 26 not out off 10 balls to give SRH the finishing kick. All SRH could post was 171/3 in their stipulated 20 overs. That did not prove to be good enough as CSK beat SRH by seven wickets to go top of the points table again. The Dhoni-led side is having a season to remember. They have already won five out of six after losing their season opener against Delhi Capitals.
“Last 8-10 years we’ve not changed lot of players so they know our approach. Also we appreciate the players not playing a lot. Only way you can put it forward is having those nice interactions. Just try to have the frame of mind where if you get the opportunity you’ll be ready,” Dhoni said at the presentation after the win.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni shows he is a captain off the field as well.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former captain of the Indian Cricket team and currently captaining the IPL team Chennai Super Kings once again proved why he’s the kindest of all.
As the Indian Premiere League 2021 got postponed due to some players testing positive, all the players of the League are currently being sent to their respective homes. The International players of all teams are travelling through Chartered flights for safe travel.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni proves why he’s the greatest.
According to sources, MS Dhoni told the management that the foreign players and support staff should be given the first preference to leave for their houses.
Dhoni in fact told that he would be last person to leave the Hotel in Delhi (where the team was staying) to ensure everyone leaves safely.
“Mahi bhai said that he will be the last person to leave the hotel. He wanted foreigners to leave first, then the Indian players. He will be taking the last flight tomorrow when everyone reaches their home safe and secure,” a member of CSK was quoted
Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again proved why he deserves to be the Captain of his team – because he leads the team like a CAPTAIN.
Meanwhile, Indian Captain Virat Kohli travelled to Mumbai today. The english men including Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Sam Billings, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, and Jason Roy landed in London to begin a 10-day quarantine before heading to their respective homes while Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan are expected to board flights in the next 24 hours.
Muskan Langoo, Content Writer , JK Media
IPL 2021 suspended due to rising COVID-19 cases
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday suspended the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, a decision taken after a number of COVID-19 cases emerged in the bio-bubble.
BCCI vice-president Rajeev Shukla confirmed the same to news agency ANI. “IPL has been suspended, we will see whether we can reschedule it. It is not cancelled. It is just suspended for now,” the official said.
The decision was taken after Delhi Capitals spinner Amit Mishra and Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Tuesday tested positive for the virus.
Both the members were part of the ongoing IPL and SRH were scheduled to take on defending champions Mumbai Indians on Tuesday evening.
Meanwhile, three members of the Chennai Super Kings contingent tested positive for the virus on Monday, which included CSK bowling coach Lakshmipathy Balaji.
Two Kolkata Knight Riders players – Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier – also tested positive for the novel coronavirus despite the event taking place inside a robust bio-bubble.
As per reports, it is believed that Chakravarthy, who recently had exited the bio-bubble for shoulder scans via a green channel, may have contracted the virus first.
IPL 2021: RCB Vs KKR match rescheduled
The match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) on Monday (May 3, 2021) has been rescheduled. The IPL match was scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM on Monday (May 3, 2021).
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As per a report in ESPNcricinfo, the step was taken after two players of KKR tested positive former Covid-19.
The report confirmed that spinner Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier have contracted the virus. The report mentioned that the spinner had left the bio-bubble recently via an official green channel for scans on his shoulders.
Apart from the duo other KKR members have returned negative for the test. However, the KKR members are currently under self isolation, putting their contest against Virat Kohli’s RCB in doubt.
No official confirmation has been released by the BCCI or either of the franchise in this regard.
Meanwhile, this is the first time in the season when a member has tested positive despite being in the IPL bio-bubble.
Ahead of IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals’ Axar Patel and KKR’s Nitish Rana had tested positive for the virus. However, the duo have recovered well and are currently fulfiling their duties for their respective franchises.
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