New Delhi: In his first reaction after being appointed the captain of Chennai Super Kings for the IPL 2022 season, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said he had big boots to fill as Mahendra Singh Dhoni had “set a big legacy”.
CSK shared a video on Twitter on Jadeja’s first reactions after being announced as the new skipper of CSK.
“”Feeling good, at the same time, I also have to fill in big boots. Mahi bhai (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) has already set a big legacy so I need to carry it forward,” Jadeja said.
“I do not need to worry too much because he is here. Mahi bhai will be my go-to person. He was and he still is today. So, I am not worried, thank you for your wishes and love. Keep supporting us,” Jadeja further said.
In a suprise decision on Thursday, Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to hand over the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to Jadeja, just two days before their match against KKR in Mumbai on Saturday.
Dhoni has captained CSK ever since the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008 and led them to four titles as well as two Champions League T20 trophies.
Dhoni, 40, who had announced his international retirement on August 15, 2020, had led CSK to their fourth title last season.
In a statement, CSK said the 40-year-old wicketkeeper-batter would continue to represent the franchise for the “season and beyond”.
“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,” said CSK in a statement.