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Dhoni steps down as CSK captain, Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team

Chennai: Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to give up the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captaincy, Indian Premier League (IPL) confirmed on Thursday. Fellow team member and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will lead the CSK team.

“MS Dhoni has decided to hand over the leadership of Chennai Super Kings and picked Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team. Jadeja, who has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since 2012, will only be the third player to lead CSK. Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and beyond,” CSK said in a statement.

Former CSK player Suresh Raina tweeted, “Absolutely thrilled for my brother. I can’t think of anyone better to take over the reins of a franchise we both had grown up in. All the best Ravindra Jadeja. It’s an exciting phase and I’m sure you will live up to all the expectations and love.”

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