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“Finish Of An Period”: Web Reacts After Ruturaj Gaikwad Replaces MS Dhoni As CSK Captain Forward Of IPL 2024

MS Dhoni is not going to be main Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) because the franchise introduced a brand new captain on the eve of the beginning of the brand new Indian Premier League (IPL) season. CSK introduced on Thursday that opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad will lead the five-time champions in IPL 2024, begining the beginning of a brand new period on the franchise. “Presenting @ChennaiIPL’s Captain – @Ruutu1331,” the IPL posted on X shortly after releasing an image of all captains posing with the IPL trophy. Nevertheless, followers on social media labelled the announcement because the “finish of an period”.

This is how web reacted:

“MS Dhoni handed over Chennai Tremendous Kings’ captaincy to batter Ruturaj Gaikwad forward of the beginning of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. Ruturaj has been an integral a part of Chennai Tremendous Kings since 2019 and has performed 52 matches in IPL throughout this era,” CSK knowledgeable by way of an official assertion on Thursday.

He led the CSK in 212 IPL matches, profitable 128 matches and dropping 82. Dhoni introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on August 15, 2020, after main the staff to glory within the 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

Final 12 months, Dhoni led the Chennai franchise to a record-equalling fifth IPL title towards the Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad. The 42-year-old, who stays one in all Indian cricket’s most admired faces, having fun with fandom that rivals that of some present stars, captained Chennai because the inaugural IPL season in 2008, barring two years when the franchise was suspended from the event over fixing prices.

He handed over the captaincy mantle to star-all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja firstly of the 2022 season however returned to guide the franchise once more after simply eight matches into the season.

Ruturaj was a part of CSK’s victorious IPL 2023 marketing campaign. One of many heroes of the marketing campaign that 12 months, the Maharashtra batter stitched vital partnerships with fellow opener Devon Conway for the Chennai franchise.

In 16 matches within the 2023 season, Gaikwad scored 590 runs at a median of 42.14. He additionally scored 4 half-centuries within the event, with a greatest rating of 92.

In his IPL profession since making his debut for the CSK in 2019 and discovering ‘yellove’ from the followers, he has scored 1,797 runs at a median of 39.07 and a strike fee of 135.52. He has scored one century and 14 fifties, with greatest rating of 101*.

(With ANI Inputs)

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