Ravindra Jadeja Has Got Good Brain, He Potentially Could Be Good Leader – Moeen Ali Backs All-rounder After Awful IPL 2022 Campaign

MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja

Senior England National Cricket Team all-rounder Moeen Ali has said that the India National Cricket Team star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has got a good brain and he could become a successful skipper in future.

On March 24, just a few days before the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 commenced, legendary captain MS Dhoni decided to hand over the CSK captaincy to Jadeja.

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Ravindra Jadeja
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However, Chennai Super Kings struggled under Jadeja’s captaincy as they won only 2 games and faced 6 defeats and Jadeja’s form with bat and ball also took a massive hit. So Jadeja decided to hand back the captaincy to Dhoni, in the middle of the season, to focus more on his game.

Speaking to Sports Today, Moeen Ali said that Jadeja failed as a skipper in the IPL 2022 because CSK as a team were failing to perform. He added that there is not much difference between Dhoni and Jadeja in terms of characteristics.

Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni
Photo: Twitter)

“He’s (Jadeja) inexperienced in terms of captaincy and leading CSK was tough for him this year because we weren’t playing well as a team. But he has got a good brain and he potentially could be a good leader in the future,” he said.

“I have played under him. I have played under MS Dhoni as well. There is not much difference between both of them in terms of the characteristics – very calm, very loyal to their players. Brilliant captain, brilliant player,” he further added.

He changed the mindset of the players – Moeen Ali on Eoin Morgan

Moeen Ali was further asked about the impact of revolutionary England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan, who recently announced his retirement.

Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali ( Photo- Getty)
(Photo- Getty Images)

Ali said that the former England captain changed the mindset of the players and the reason behind England’s recent success in Test cricket under Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum is actually Eoin Morgan.

“We were horrendous in white-ball cricket before that (2015 World Cup). He changed the mindset of the players. Actually, the way England are playing now in Test cricket, I believe, is actually because of him. He showed that if you have the mindset, you can play fearless cricket, which we are playing now,” Ali said.

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MS Dhoni Has Travelled The Length And Breadth Of Chennai, That Endeared Him To The City – N Srinivasan

MS Dhoni and N Srinivasan. Photo- CSK Twitter

India cements owner, N Srinivasan spoke about the love that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper, MS Dhoni, has had for the city ever since making his first appearance at the franchise back in 2008.

Dhoni was picked up by CSK in the auction and he has gone on to help them win the title four times. He has become synonymous with the city’s name and continues to be one of the most loved cricketers in Chennai.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. Image: BCCI/IPL

From the first day, we gave him a bike, and he just disappeared. He drove all around the city. Why he grew on Chennai and why Chennai grew on him was because on matchday you will turn around and suddenly see him on his bike. He has travelled the length and breadth of the city. That, in his own way, has endeared him to the city,” Srinivasan said on Sportstar Conclave.

N Srinivasan explains how he successfully bid for Dhoni in the auction

In the first-ever IPL auction, Dhoni was bought by CSK and Srinivasan said that he had perfectly planned out the bidding for one of the most sought-after players and captains in the league.

Mumbai was bidding up to 1.5 million for Dhoni. Then they realised that they have to give the icon player 10 percent [15 percent] more than what they give the most expensive player.

MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. Photo-IPL
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. Photo-IPL

They said 3.5 million, everything gone, and they collapsed. And that is how MS Dhoni came to Chennai. It was 100 percent arithmetic. No other reason why we got him [Dhoni]. The anxiety to get their [other franchises] favourite player was greater than their arithmetic,” he also added.

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‘I Wasn’t Able To Control My Emotions Because I Knew MS Dhoni Was Out’: PBKS Player On Using DRS To Dismiss MSD

Jitesh Sharma

Every bowler’s goal is to get MS Dhoni’s wicket at some point. Even though Dhoni is still playing in the IPL despite having retired from international cricket, every bowler aims for Dhoni’s wicket whenever a team faces the Chennai Super Kings.

While it was a great occasion for the South African bowler, 28-year-old Jitesh Sharma was equally pleased because it was him who grabbed the catch to remove Dhoni during the 11th encounter between Punjab Kings and CSK this year. 

Jitesh Sharma, MS Dhoni
Jitesh Sharma, MS Dhoni. (Photo: IPL)

Jitesh Sharma Recalls The DRS Appeal That Took The Wicket Of MS Dhoni

Sharma’s usage of the Decision Review System, which Dhoni is an expert in, to secure the wicket made the occasion even more enjoyable.

While the umpire first ruled that Dhoni was out caught down the leg side by Rahul Chahar, Sharma was confident that a bat was involved and persuaded his skipper Mayank Agarwal to go upstairs.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. Image: BCCI/IPL

After closer inspection, the ultra-edge discovered a spike as the ball passed the bat, and Dhoni was subsequently ruled out. 

“It was just an instinct. I give my 100 percent whenever I walk out into the field. One can even say I put out my 110 percent. That’s the kind of person I am. I love to win and I want to be on the ground be it fielding, batting, planning, strategizing, be it in any capacity – I want to be on the field.

It was an instinctive appeal. I just had a feeling that there was a wooden sound and I should go for an appeal. I know that I was not able to control my emotions because I knew that MS Dhoni sir was out,” Sharma told Dr. Yash Kashikar on his show ‘Say Yash to Sports’ 

Jitesh Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)
Jitesh Sharma (Image Credits: Twitter)

In the game, Dhoni’s departure was an important turning moment. CSK were in danger with 98/7 and PBKS defending 180, but there remained hope as long as Dhoni was batting. The CSK captain’s innings, however, was cut short at 23, and PBKS then shut down CSK to 126 to win the game by 54 runs. 

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