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“CSK sacking might have ended Jadeja’s chances of becoming captain ever again,” feels former India pacer RP Singh

Ravindra Jadeja was relieved from the captaincy duties of CSK after the team won just 2 matches out of the first 8 in IPL 2022

The former Indian fast bowler RP Singh is not very happy with the fact that CSK sacked Ravindra Jadeja as captain midway through the ongoing IPL season, as he thinks it might have now ended Jadeja’s chances of becoming captain ever again.

According to RP Singh, who was speaking on a Cricbuzz show, there was no need for CSK to make a captaincy change at the start of the season when MS Dhoni was still there. If MS Dhoni had retired as a player, then it would have made sense to change the captain, but CSK made Jadeja the captain with Dhoni still there.

RP Singh is of the view that when Dhoni is still there, any captain would look slightly overshadowed because there is such a big captain behind the stumps. Judging Jadeja on the basis of how he went about his captaincy in just 8 matches and then deciding to remove him, it was tough on the left-handed allrounder.


What Dhoni and the CSK management conveyed to the media and the fans while making the decision of removing Jadeja as captain mid-way through the season was that captaincy was affecting Jadeja’s game and that’s why they had to make that decision.

CSK should have stuck with Jadeja as captain for the entire season: RP Singh

But, RP Singh, who has played a lot of cricket with Dhoni for the Indian team, believes that CSK should have stuck with Jadeja right through the season, and then they could have made the decision whatever decision they had to make going further.

Now that Jadeja has been removed mid-way during his very first captaincy stint at the professional level, it has put question marks over his captaincy credentials itself and now he might never be captain again.


Jadeja’s performance with the ball, since the time he has left the captaincy, has certainly improved as he has given away just 35 runs in the 7 overs he has bowled in the last two matches at an economy rate of 5, but his form with the bat still seems shaky.


I write a bit on cricket and I am more interested in technical and tactical side of the game, rather than bravado.

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