IPL 2021: Who can replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain of CSK?

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Due to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's age and form, it is believed that this season could be Dhoni's last. If Dhoni says goodbye to IPL, then who can take over the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings?


39-year-old Mahendra Singh Dhoni was playing the 14th IPL tournament. However, after the infiltration of Kovid-19 in the IPL bio bubble, the tournament was postponed indefinitely. Dhoni is the only player who has captained his team every season. He has been with Chennai Super Kings since the start of IPL. For Dhoni, who retired from international cricket last year, IPL 2021 may also be final. Due to his age and form, it is believed that this season could be Dhoni's last. If Dhoni says goodbye to IPL, then who can take over the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings? (PIC: PTI)


Ravindra Jadeja: Ravindra Jadeja has been a knight of CSK for many years. He is the best all-rounder in all three formats of cricket. Batting in the death overs, he has won many matches to CSK. In the IPL career, Jadeja is like a trump card for captain Dhoni. He is one of the most played players in the Yellow Brigade. Jadeja is currently 32 years old and looking at his ability, it can be said that he can captain CSK. (PIC: PTI)

Steve Smith: Head coach Ricky Ponting got an opportunity to keep Steve Smith in the playing cap of Delhi Capitals after Shreyas Iyer got injured and Avesh Khan came in the form at the right time. Former Rajasthan Royals captain Smith was able to make his debut in Delhi Capitals with great difficulty. After the return of Shreyas Iyer, Smith will have to sit out like Ajinkya Rahane and Shimron Hetmyer. Smith's position is not secured by Delhi Capitals. In such a situation, CSK can also include him in his team and give him captaincy.

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David Warner: For the past several years, there has been a demand on social media to make Kane Williamson captain of Chennai Super Kings. However, the skills of Ken Williamson's captaincy need no introduction. Williamson was replaced as captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad before IPL 2021 was postponed indefinitely. Warner was also dropped from the playing eleven. In such a situation, Chennai can play its wager on Warner in the next mega auction. (PIC: PTI)

Faf du Plessis: Former 36-year-old South African captain Faf du Plessis had a great journey in IPL 2021. du Plessis has good experience of captaining South Africa. In the last season of IPL, when CSK's performance was very poor, he was the highest run-scorer for the team. He scored 449 runs in 13 matches. In IPL 2021, he has scored 320 runs in 7 matches at an average of 64.00. (Faf Du Plessis / Instagram)