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Chennai Super Kings - MS Dhoni hands over captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, giving us the biggest shock of IPL 2024

IPL 2024 kicks off tomorrow with CSK playing against RCB, and it turns out that MS Dhoni has a surprise in store for us. 

Chennai Super Kings - MS Dhoni hands over captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad, giving us the biggest shock of IPL 2024
MS Dhoni hands over captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad

Last Updated: 05.30 PM, Mar 21, 2024


After multiple film releases and a grand gala called the Ambani pre-wedding, it is time for cricket fever to take over the country as the Indian Premiere League 2024 is about to begin tomorrow. The stage is set, and the teams are ready to play to the best of their capabilities. But right when we were all prepared to cheer for our favourite team, a massive shock of an announcement was made right before the tournament is about to begin. The biggest announcement of the day in the world of sports today is that Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) will no longer serve as the captain of the Chennai Super Kings and has passed on the captaincy to Rutiraj Gaikwad.

MS Dhoni Hands Over CSK Captaincy To Rutiraj Gaikwad

If you are uninitiated, this could be the last year that Dhoni could be playing in the IPL. However, such rumours have been doing the rounds for a couple of seasons. But Dhoni has returned for the next season, only to prove them wrong. But it turns out that even while he is playing in the current season, he is not the captain and won’t be leading the Chennai Super Kings, as per the latest announcement. It has been confirmed that Ruturaj Gaikwad has been appointed as the new captain of the Chennai Super Kings and will be leading the team this season.

The official statement from the Chennai Super Kings announcing MS Dhoni handing over the captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad read, "MS Dhoni has handed over Chennai Super Kings’ captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad ahead of the start of TATA IPL 2024. Ruturaj has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since 2019 and has played 52 matches in IPL during this period. The team looks forward to the upcoming season." CSK will be playing against RCB tomorrow at 8:00 pm in the opening match of IPL 2024.

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MS Dhoni has had a glorious career in the IPL. He has led CSK and the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiants in 226 matches. Out of them, he has won 133 matches and lost 91. The possibility that he could be playing in his final season also makes us believe that this decision to pass on the captaincy could be a move to make sure there is a smooth transition.

Speaking of Rutiraj Gaikwad, he made his IPL debut in the year 2020. With a total score of 1,797 runs, he has scored a century and 14 fifties so far. Stay tuned to OTTplay for more information on this and everything else in the world of streaming, films, and sports.

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