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‘There’s a new captain, ah’ – MS Dhoni cheekily reminds host of change in CSK leader

dhoni and ruturaj ( Photo source : X / Twitter )

Former Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni has taken up a new role for the five-time champions in the ongoing IPL 2024. The 42-year-old stepped back from being the skipper of CSK, with star batter Ruturaj Gaikwad taking up the mantle from him. 

The side has gotten off to a sublime start to their IPL 2024 campaign, winning both matches that they have played this season. Their most recent clash was against Shubman Gill’s Gujarat Titans. Chennai have played both their games at their home ground — the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk.

Also Read: ‘Today’s game was near to perfect game in all three departments’ – Ruturaj Gaikwad on Chennai’s win over Gujarat Titans

In the clash, CSK’s Rachin Ravindra dropped a catch on Sai Sudharsan; however, MS Dhoni had no reaction to the same, and when asked about the moment in a recent interview, the stumper-batter opined that he is not the captain anymore.

“There’s a new captain, ah!. It (muscle memory of Ravindra’s dropped catch) is there. But, I am not somebody who reacts a lot, especially when somebody is playing his first game or second game. I think Rutu (Gaikwad) is quite the same. But it was fun to watch him (Rachin) move all round the ground,” MS Dhoni was quoted as saying in a viral video.

Watch the viral video here:

MS Dhoni said “There is a new Captain”. (Smiles)

– Dhoni is quick in responses as his stumpings. 😀👌

— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 28, 2024

CSK take on Delhi Capitals next

Speaking of Chennai Super Kings, the side has played two games in the IPL 2024, and has managed to win both of those games. Currently, the five-time champions sit in first place in the standings with four points in two matches.

The side has been in impeccable form under the leadership of Ruturaj Gaikwad, and for their next game, the side takes on Delhi Capitals. Both sides will take centre stage at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam on March 31 in the 13th game of the tournament.

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It is worth noting that before their clash against CSK, Delhi Capitals will be taking on Rajasthan Royals on March 28. Led by Rishabh Pant, the side got off to a subpar start to the tournament, losing their first game against Punjab Kings. However, they will be keen to improve in the upcoming games.

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