Imran Tahir thinks ‘it was the brilliance of Ravindra Jadeja that he quit’
Ravindra Jadeja’s decision to step down as Chennai Super Kings skipper midway through IPL 2022 is a laudable choice, according to former Chennai Super Kings spin bowler Imran Tahir, and reflects the baddapan or the magnificence of all-rounders.
A few days before the start of the current season, Jadeja took over as captain of the iconic MS Dhoni.
The all-rounder’s career got off to a shaky start, with four straight losses and just two wins in eight games. His appearance also deteriorated. Over the eight games, the southpaw took just five wickets and scored 112 runs.
In the remaining games, Tahir acknowledged the all-great player in the film, saying it would allow him to show off his style of play. According to the South African leg-spinner,
“I think it’s a great idea.” It’s an honor to lead such a great franchise. As we all know, Jadeja is a world class player; I called him ‘Zoro’ because he is a multi-talented person.
“However, as skipper, he was unable to replicate that success. So I think it’s a testament to his greatness that he stood aside and handed over the leadership of the team to Dhoni Bhai. That does not bother me. This can relieve some of Jadeja’s tension, allowing her to focus on her natural game.
‘Mahi Bhai will have a big role to play: Imran Tahir
Imran Tahir said that in addition to focusing on his own game, he wanted the team to play “excellent and confident cricket” for the remainder of the tournament under Dhoni, whom he enjoys. Imran Tahir said,
“MS Dhoni was one of the best leaders in the world and he led this team for many years. It’s a fantastic thing. There was no need for Jadeja to get discouraged as he didn’t perform well. He most likely believed that no matter where they finished, the team should at least play strong and confident cricket in the remaining matches, and Mahi Bhai would play a key role in that.
SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will face Super Kings at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Sunday.
Also read: IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja forced to quit CSK captaincy and hand it over to MS Dhoni – Reports