IPL 2023: This player can replace Dhoni in the captaincy, CSK coach Michael Hussey named
IPL 2023: Michael Hussey feels Ruturaj Gaikwad is the right person to lead the team after Dhoni’s departure.
New Delhi: With the age of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni, the discussion about his IPL retirement has intensified. Dhoni has turned 41. He is going to captain CSK in the 16th edition next year. However, CSK will soon need to find Dhoni’s replacement for IPL 2024.
Michael Hussey took the name of Ruturaj Gaikwad
CSK management tried to give responsibility to Ravindra Jadeja as captain in IPL 2022 but the management did not get the results. In the middle of the season, Dhoni was handed over the captaincy again. Now that there is talk of finding Dhoni’s replacement, former Australian batsman and current Super Kings coach Michael Hussey has named a name. Hussey feels that Ruturaj Gaikwad is the right person to lead the team after Dhoni’s departure.
he has excellent leadership qualities
Ruturaj Gaikwad recently led his home team Maharashtra to the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022, while creating several records with the bat. Gaikwad is young, calm and a fine batsman and a wonderful captain. Hussey said- I am not sure what are the future plans in CSK, but like Dhoni, Gaikwad is very calm. When it comes to handling pressure like Dhoni, he reads the game very well. As I said earlier he is very observant and I think people are attracted to him because of his nature, character and personality. They love being around him. He has excellent leadership qualities.
Gaikwad is in excellent form
Gaikwad has been in tremendous form in the domestic 50-over tournament, scoring 220 off 159 balls against Uttar Pradesh which included 7 consecutive sixes. In the semi-final, he scored an innings of 168 runs in 126 balls. He also scored a century in the final.