IPL 2024: Ruturaj Gaikwad takes over CSK captaincy from MS Dhoni


Ruturaj Gaikwad was present for Chennai Super Kings in IPL
Image Source : IPL X Ruturaj Gaikwad was present for Chennai Super Kings in IPL captains day photoshoot in Chennai

The Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday, March 21 confirmed Ruturaj Gaikwad as the new captain of five-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Gaikwad, who has been with franchise since 2019, has been an integral part of the CSK side from IPL 2021 onwards when he won the Orange Cap scoring 635 runs in a season, which the Men in Yellow ended up winning. Gaikwad has led Team India in three T20Is in the Asian Games and even captained his state side Maharashtra in white-ball games.

The Super Kings confirmed the development immediately after IPL’s confirmation. “MS Dhoni has handed over Chennai Super Kings’ captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad ahead of the start of TATA IPL 2024. Ruturaj has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since 2019 and has played 52 matches in IPL during this period,” a CSK release said.

CSK has been attempting to put the succession plan in motion since 2022 when MS Dhoni handed over the captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja. However, Dhoni got back captaincy when the team failed to get the desirable results. Dhoni led CSK in the rest of the 15th edition of the IPL and then in 2023 as well where he led the side to their fifth title. However, with 2024 being expected to be his 

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