IPL 2022: Chennai Super Kings should appoint Ruturaj Gaikwad as the next captain, feels Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag has suggested that Chennai should name Ruturaj Gaikwad as the captain for 2023. Saying that he has all the qualities to be a good captain as well.

Ruturaj Gaikwad was in sublime form for CSK yet again, top scoring as they romped home to an easy win. (Image: BCCI/IPL)

With another defeat against Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have officially been eliminated from the playoffs race of IPL 2022 on Thursday. However, prior to the season, CSK named Ravindra Jadeja captain of the season. He led the team in the first eight games and hardly found success. And then, MS Dhoni was made captain again midway through the campaign and he started with a win again. However, former India cricketer Virender Sehwag has suggested that Chennai should name Ruturaj Gaikwad as the captain for 2023. Saying that he has all the qualities to be a good captain as well. Notably, the youngster leads Maharashtra in the domestic circuit and Sehwag feels RuturajGaikwad is the right choice to become MS Dhoni’s successor in the CSK set-up.

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“He has all the qualities needed to be a good captain” – MS Dhoni on Ruturaj Gaikwad

“He captains Maharashtra. He plays very quietly. It’s like even if he scored a century, it won’t show in his mannerisms. Even if he scores a 0, you will see the same demeanour. It doesn’t appear from his face if he is happy about scoring a hundred or sad about getting out for a duck. He has control, he is calm. He has all the qualities needed to be a good captain. He is captaining in First-Class cricket so he has an idea how to dictate a match. Who is to be given the ball, what needs to change in the batting order… he has the idea,” Sehwag said on Cricbuzz.

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“Anyone can have one good season, but if he plays 3-4 more seasons, he will become a captain who can become a long-term captain after MS Dhoni. Why does the world consider MS Dhoni a good captain? Because he is cool, takes his own decision and uses his bowlers and batters well. He also has the luck factor. Luck favour those who are brave and MS Dhoni is a brave captain. He has all the qualities of MS Dhoni, except one. I’m not sure about the luck factor,” concluded Virender Sehwag.

However, despite having a slow start to his campaign, Ruturaj Gaikwad did well later on and has scored 313 runs from 12 matches so far which came at an average of 26.08 and it is also included two half-centuries. Notably, CSK have officially been out of the playoff race and became the second team after the five-time IPL title winner, Mumbai Indians.



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