It was waste not having Dhoni as CSK captain, says former South Africa great

According to the former Proteas skipper, Dhoni’s decision to step down from the leadership role made the five-time champions less intimidating throughout the season.

MS Dhoni

Veteran wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni had handed over the captaincy position of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to young Ruturaj Gaikwad on the eve of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season opener at Chepauk.

Earlier, former South Africa great AB de Villiers had reckoned that Dhoni’s decision to relinquish the captaincy position in CSK was a ‘huge mistake’. The Mr 360 degree batter even recalled the infamous Ravindra Jadeja move from the 2022 season.