Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram opened up about the rumours of the rift between MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. He said that why would these two have a rift as they have been playing for a long time with each other. He said that both have been champion players and should be praised.
“Why will Jadeja have a rift with him?” Wasim Akram on rumours of a rift between MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja
The bond between Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni is for everyone to cherish. The duo has often engaged in funny banters and has been often seen sharing light moments on the field. The all-rounder has often spoken about his relationship and bond with Dhoni.
Apart from this, the two have played an instrumental role in taking Indian cricket as well as Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The duo has put in hard yards and has taken the franchise to five IPL titles.
Last year Dhoni tried to pass the baton as he handed the leadership role to Ravindra Jadeja but the move didn’t work out as he failed as a captain and the keeper batter took back the charge. However, after that, there were many reports which suggested that Jadeja is upset with the franchise and even with Dhoni.
The talks were down for a while but rumours erupted yet again after the crowd in Stadiums this year chanted “Dhoni Dhoni” loudly whenever any CSK wicket fell, expressing their desire to see the keeper batter bat. Jadeja usually batted ahead of the skipper, he faced a lot of flake for not getting out early and making way for Dhoni.
During one of the matches this year, both Jadeja and Dhoni were seen having an argument as well after that game. That sparked up many speculations about the rumours.
However, Wasim Akram feels that why will they both have a rift as they two have been playing together for a long time and he lashed out at social media. He said:
“In today’s age of social media, someone sits at home, writes a news and it becomes viral. I don’t know for how many years Jadeja has been playing for CSK. Dhoni has been backing and giving him confidence. He has been captaining Jadeja for so many years. Why will Jadeja have a rift with him?”
“Knowing Dhoni, if he has a problem, he will speak to Jadeja and sort things out.” Says Wasim Akram
Wasim Akram further went on to say that had there been a rift between Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni, the keeper batter would’ve talked to the all-rounder about the same. He said:
“Knowing Dhoni, if he has a problem, he will speak to Jadeja and sort things out. Jadeja also admitted that the backing of his captain was behind his performances. This is called leading from the front. Both of them deserve praise.”
Notably, CSK won their fifth IPL title this year as they produced a staggering effort. Ravindra Jadeja played a great cameo and guided his side home in the final.