Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Thursday announced that MS Dhoni is stepping down from captaincy role, handing over the baton to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
"MS Dhoni has decided to hand over the leadership of Chennai Super Kings and picked Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team," the franchise wrote in an official release. "Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and beyond," the release added. Dhoni had led CSK since the inaugural edition of the IPL in 2008, making him the longest serving skipper for any team in the league's history.
Not only did MS Dhoni lead the team for a long period of time, he also helped them become one of the most successful franchises in the IPL.
Here are some stats on MS Dhoni's stint as CSK captain:
Strike Rate: 137.50
MS Dhoni led the Chennai based franchise to four IPL triumphs, including his last season as skipper, while also helping them win two Champions League T20 trophies.
CSK were also the first team to win successive titles, when they won in 2010 and 2011. They were the only team to have done so until Mumbai Indians followed up their successful 2019 edition with another victory in 2020.
And while the Mumbai Indians, with 5 titles, are the most successful team in the IPL in terms of trophies, Dhoni made CSK the most consistent team in the tournament’s history.
CSK got to the knockout rounds every year they played in the IPL barring 2020. The consistency is also reflected in the fact that they have the highest average league position of 2.67. Mumbai Indians are second on the list, with 3.36.