Chennai Super Kings have endured a scorching start to the IPL 2022 season, losing all four of their matches so far this season. Without a single point in the IPL 2022 season, the defending IPL champions languish at the bottom of the IPL points table. After CSK’s loss to SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday, former India coach Ravi Shastri said the team made a mistake by letting go of South African star Faf du Plessis. Shastri also thinks that a player like Ravindra Jadeja should focus on his cricket.
Before the start of IPL 2022, MS Dhoni resigned from the team captaincy and Ravindra Jadeja took over. Shastri said that if Dhoni “didn’t want to lead the side, Faf should have been the captain”.
“I think a player like Jadeja should focus on his cricket. If Chennai think again, they shouldn’t have let Faf du Plessis go because he is a match winner and played a lot. If Dhoni isn’t the captain of the side , then Faf should have been captain and Jadeja should have played as a player. Because then he (Jadeja) can play freely, no captain’s armband,” Shastri said on ESPNcricinfo show ‘T20 Time Out’.
“It could have been different for Chennai,” he added.
Nothing has gone right for CSK this season. Last season’s Orange Cap winner Ruturaj Gaikwad was woefully out of form as other players also struggle to make their mark.
New recruit Shivam Dube is the team’s current top scorer with a 112-run season with Robin Uthappa (106 runs) a close second.
CSK is also having a hard time on the bowling front. Dwayne Bravo is the team’s top wicket taker this season with six scalps to his name, but he’s gone with an economy of 8.48. Dwaine Pretorius is second with four wickets, but the South African dropped out of the playing XI for the game against SRH.
Jadeja has just a solitary wicket to his name, while the likes of Mukesh Choudhary have been crushed for many by the opposition.
CSK is not the only team that has not won a game so far this season. Record champions Mumbai Indians are also winless in the four matches they have played so far.
Next up for CSK are the high flying Royal Challengers Bangalore who outclassed the Mumbai Indians in their previous match.
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