IPL 2024: MS Dhoni Steps Down as CSK Captain, Ruturaj Gaikwad Named New Skipper

Dhoni hands over to Gaikwad

MS Dhoni has quit the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings, with Ruturaj Gaikwad now appointed as the team’s new captain before the upcoming IPL 2024. 

CSK spokesperson confirms that the development is official a day before an IPL 2024 match against RCB at the Chepauk Stadium in Chennai.

CSK reported, “The captaincy of Chennai Super Kings has been passed on to Ruturaj Gaikwad by MS Dhoni before the start of IPL 2024. Ruturaj joined CSK in 2019 and has been an important member of the team playing in 52 matches in IPL during this period. The team is looking forward to the upcoming season.”

Dhoni, who led CSK to five IPL trophies, will be available to play for the team throughout the season, and therefore, he will stay on the field for the team. 

But the rumors about Dhoni’s future cannot upset that his decision to give the captaincy to Gaikwad is a leadership change for the Chennai-based franchise.

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