Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Several fans are heartbroken after MS Dhoni’s exit as the skipper of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. However, former India cricketer CD Gopinath backed the Captain Cool’s decision to step down as CSK captain and hand over the reins to Ruturaj Gaikwad.

“MS Dhoni is a balanced guy and a very good leader of men. It must have been his decision to promote Ruturaj Gaikwad as captain because he knows that he is not going to last as the captain forever. He wants to nurture Ruturaj and wants him to take CSK to greater heights,” said Gopinath during an interview.

The former Test cricketer hailed Dhoni for his captaincy, for what he has done for India and for Chennai in the IPL.

“Dhoni comes from a very different background. Nobody coming from Jharkhand back then would have thought you would play cricket for the country. MS Dhoni is a great captain and, apart from all this, he is a great human being as well. He doesn’t demonstrate emotions and is very well balanced. I am very glad that he has led CSK but there comes a time when everyone has to say goodbye to the game,” he added.