‘Dhoni steps down as Chennai captain’ – Here’s how the cricket fraternity reacted

 ‘Dhoni steps down as Chennai captain’ – Here’s how the cricket fraternity reacted

MS Dhoni (Image source: Twitter)

The Chennai fans were left stunned when the news of their beloved ‘Thala’ stepping down Chennai skipper broke out. Dhoni has been leading the team since the inaugural edition of the Indian T20 League in 2008.

Just two days before Chennai‘s opening clash against Kolkata, the franchise shocked everyone with the news of Dhoni handing over Chennai’s reins to Ravindra Jadeja. 


Jadeja has been a part of the Chennai team for the past ten years. Hence, Dhoni passing the baton to Jadeja seems more than justified. As the news of Dhoni stepping down as the leader went viral, Twitter was flooded with reactions. Former Indian players, Cricket experts, other Indian T20 League franchises, everybody took to Twitter to express their surprise at Dhoni’s decision. Everyone lauded Dhoni for his contribution as Chennai skipper.

Here are some of the best reactions.




Notably, under MS Dhoni CSK has played 12 seasons. In these 12 seasons, MS Dhoni captained Chennai in 204 matches. The team won 121 matches out of these 204 matches. Chennai played 9 finals under Dhoni’s leadership and won 4 titles. He will be remembered as one of the greatest captains in the tournament’s history. However, Dhoni is to continue playing as a player for the franchise for ‘this year and beyond.’



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