IPL 2024: Did Dhoni leave the captaincy because of this rule? Know what is Mahi's master plan!



Now only a few hours are left for the start of IPL 2024. The two biggest teams of the IPL are going to clash in the very first match at Chepauk Stadium in Chennai. The first match of the 17th season of IPL will be between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Before this match, a big change took place in Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni suddenly left the captaincy and opener Ruturaj Gaikwad became the new captain of the team. His fans are disappointed with this but this could be Dhoni's masterstroke.

There could be many reasons behind Dhoni deciding to step down from the captaincy, but the Impact Player rule of IPL 2024 could be an important factor. Under this rule, teams can include a highly influential player in the match in addition to the playing eleven. If this happens, Dhoni is likely to not get a place in the team's playing eleven.

There have been reports of Dhoni being weak with the bat in the last few years, and if he is not in the playing eleven then he can be used as an impact player.

If the Chennai team bats first, Dhoni may not be included in the playing eleven. However, if the team does not get a good start and wickets fall, then Dhoni can be included as a batsman in the match. Similarly, if Chennai does not get a good score, Dhoni can be used as a batsman in the second innings.

Despite Dhoni not being in the playing eleven, he can take the field with the team, whether he is the captain or not. How Chennai uses Dhoni remains to be seen.