Dhoni quits as CSK captain; Ruturaj Gaikwad to lead Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2024

MS Dhoni has resigned as captain of Chennai Super Kings. Ruturaj Gaikwad will lead the team in IPL 2024. Gaikwad has been with the franchise since 2019 and has played 52 matches. The Maharashtra batter won the Orange Cap in 2021, when CSK won their fourth title. Gaikwad has 1797 runs in 52 matches at an average of 39.06 and a strike rate of 135.52.

Dhoni, 42, has captained the Super Kings since the start of the IPL in 2008 – barring the two years when the franchise was suspended following the 2013 match-fixing scandal – but handed over the reins to Ravindra Jadeja at the start of the 2022 season. However, Dhoni returned as skipper after eight matches.

He led CSK in 212 IPL matches, won 128 and lost 82.

Dhoni led CSK to a record fifth IPL title on the third day of a T20 final against the Gujarat Titans in Ahmedabad last year. It was also CSK’s seventh title in all T20 tournaments, tied with Mumbai and Titans (South Africa), and only behind Sialkot Stallions (8).

Dhoni announced his international retirement on 15 August 2020. He led India to the 2007 World Twenty20 title, the 2011 World Cup and the 2013 Champions Trophy.

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