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Has Ravindra Jadeja’s run with CSK come to an end?



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Controversy Between Ravindra Jadeja & Chennai Super Kings

Ravindra Jadeja, The left-hander is India’s top all-rounder across all formats. He has contributed significantly to the national side for the last decade now. He has been one of the few players (With the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah) who has cemented their places in India’s playing 11 in white-ball, as well as red-ball cricket. 

He is all set to be India’s first few picks on the list for the flight to Australia ahead of the highly-anticipated T20 World Cup 2022. The 29-year-old has represented the national side in: 

  • 60 Test Matches
  • 168 one-day internationals
  • 58 T20 internationals 

He has managed to score 2523, 2411, and 326 runs in the 3 formats respectively. 

The all-rounder is also a relying option with the ball, having scalped a whopping 273 wickets in red-ball cricket and nearly 250 wickets in both the limited-overs formats combined. He has been India’s go-to spin bowling option, especially in red-ball cricket.

Coming to the controversy with the Chennai-based franchise part – Several media reports have suggested a clear rift between the management of Chennai Super Kings and Ravindra Jadeja. In this article, We will have a look at the chain of events and the things which led to the rift controversy. 

The chain of events:

1. Ravindra Jadeja’s history representing Chennai Super Kings

Jadeja represents Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Since the 2012 season, barring a couple of seasons (where the franchise did not feature) he has been part of the Chennai-based team on a consistent basis. He has been the stand-out performer of the franchise in the last few years. 

The all-rounder has featured in a whopping 210 games of the marquee Indian league. He has managed to score 2505 in those games with a strike rate of 127.7 while batting at the lower order. The left-hander has scalped 132 wickets, having an economy of less than 8 with the ball. He has been the go-to option for the team both with the bat and ball.

2. CSK names Ravindra Jadeja as their first retention for IPL 2022

Looking at the future of the franchise, the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings named Ravindra Jadeja as their first retention pick for the 15th season of the league. Ravindra Jadeja (16 crores) wicket-keeper MS Dhoni (12 crores), Left-hand all-rounder Moeen Ali (8 crores), and the right-hand opener Ruturaj Gaikwad (6 crores) were the retention picks of the franchise. 

The decision to name Jadeja as their first retention managed to surprise the experts and the fans as everyone was expecting CSK to name MS Dhoni as their first retained player. MS Dhoni has been the face of the franchise since the beginning of the league. He has been their undisputed biggest superstar. The wicket-keeper has led the team to win a whopping 4 titles in the IPL and multiple titles in the halted Champions League. 

The owners and the leadership management give a majority of the credit for the success of the team to the 41-year-old. He has indeed been a key factor behind the success of CSK along with the head coach Stephan Fleming.

3. CSK appoints Ravindra Jadeja as their captain

After naming Ravindra Jadeja as their first retention pick, CSK went on to announce the all-rounder as their new captain. Kasi Viswanathan, The CEO of the franchise confirmed the development just a couple of days before the beginning of IPL 2022. The decision was taken considering the future of the team. The CEO further confirmed that the key decision was taken with the consultancy of MS Dhoni. 

“Feeling good but at the same time, I need to fill in the big boots like Mahi bhai’s. He has already set a big legacy and I need to carry forward that. I don’t need to worry too much because he is here so whenever I have a question to ask I will definitely go to him. He will be my go-to person. He was and he is still today so I am not worried too much. Thank you for all your wishes and keep supporting the team.” said Jadeja after being appointed as the captain of the side.

4. Ravindra Jadeja removed from captaincy

The Chennai-based team had a horrible run in the first half of the season. The team managed to win only a couple of games out of the first 8 games. In the meantime, The Management took a shocking call of removing Jadeja from the leadership post & reappointing MS Dhoni back to the captaincy, 

Also Read → He Should Have Been CSK’s Captain Instead Of Jadeja – Ravi Shastri’s Big Statement

The wicket-keeper led the team in the last 6 games of the season and the team managed to win a few games. In the meantime, Ravindra Jadeja suffered an injury and was ruled out of the season. The injury happened in one of the games against the Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

He did not feature in the last 5 games of the team due to the same. The status of the injury was not confirmed by the BCCI or CSK. The all-rounder headed straight to the National Cricket Academy from the IPL biobubble for the post-injury rehab process.

“This is a decision taken by the team management and Jaddu, a decision which we have now published in the press. Team officials didn’t have a say in this, only the team management. Jaddu expressed his desire to relinquish captaincy and give it back to MSD, who is taking up the responsibility in the larger interest of the franchise, Ravindra Jadeja has decided to relinquish captaincy to focus and concentrate more on his game & has requested MS Dhoni to lead CSK. MS Dhoni has accepted to lead CSK in the larger interest & to allow Jadeja to focus on his game,” said the CEO while confirming the news. 

5. The latest controversy 

After Jadeja’s exit from the season, Several media reports claimed that the all-rounder was not happy with the management’s decision of removing him as the captain of the team. It was noticed by the social media users that the left-hander had unfollowed the Instagram handle of the team. 

However, The CEO of the franchise came out to open up on the same. He confessed that there was nothing wrong between Jadeja and the management. Now, what comes as an extensive development is that Jadeja allegedly has deleted all the Chennai Super King’s related posts from his Official Instagram handle

The development has taken the internet by storm. The all-rounder’s Instagram activity has led to cricket fans suspecting a ‘Clear Rift’ between Jadeja and the leadership management. As things stand, The dark clouds hover over the future of Ravindra Jadeja with the franchise. Too early to say, The netizens suspect that we might not see Ravindra Jadeja dawning the yellow jersey again. 

The conclusion:

Ravindra Jadeja is making his comeback in the England tour after a couple of month’s injury break. He is part of the Indian squad in the Test T20 international as well as the one-day international series against England. 

Jadeja will be part of India’s all-cricketing activities among other senior players leading into the highly-anticipated T20 World Cup 2022, which will take place in Australia during the October-November 2022 window. The 29-year-old was recently named as the vice-captain of the Indian team for the upcoming 3-match ODI series against West Indies. 

He will be the deputy of the Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian Team in the series, with a few senior players missing out due to workload management. It will be interesting to see how he plays the leadership role, but this time in a different jersey, for the National Side.


Morne Morkel Excludes Indian Legend MS Dhoni From His All-time 11



Morne Morkel Excludes Indian Legend MS Dhoni From His All-time 11

Morne Morkel, The former South African fast bowler is considered to be a stalwart of South African cricket. He has represented the South African team in a whopping 86 tests, 117 ODIs, and 44 T20Is. He managed to scalp 309, 118, and 47 wickets in the three formats respectively. 

The star Proteas pacer announced his retirement in 2018 after the red ball encounter against Australia. The decision by the right-arm pacer was taken with immediate effect and indeed was a shocking one for the cricketing world. He was just 33 years old while announcing the decision.

Morne Morkel featured from Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League. He has been part of 70 IPL games. The right-hander has an impressive economy of 7.69 in the same league. He managed to scalp 77 wickets in the time period.

Morkel’s unique all-time 11:

Meanwhile, Morkel has picked his all-time 11 during a chat with a media company. What comes as a surprise is that the Indian wicket-keeper MS Dhoni does not feature in his 11. The Indian finisher has helped the team achieve multiple ICC titles. The list includes T20 World Cup 2007, World Cup 2011, and Champions Trophy 2013.

He named the former South African captain and current Cricket South Africa president Graeme Smith as the skipper of the side. While AB de Villiers, Another South African marquee player features as the wicket-keeper Morne Morkel’s all-time 11.

Here’s the all-time 11 picked by Morne Morkel:

  • 1. Graeme Smith ©
  • 2. David Warner
  • 3. Hashim Amla
  • 4. Jacques Kallis
  • 5. Virat Kohli
  • 6. Kevin Pietersen
  • 7. AB de Villiers (wk)
  • 8. Daniel Vettori
  • 9. Pat Cummins
  • 10. Kagiso Rabada
  • 11. Dale Steyn

Kevin Pietersen, Who is originally a skillful middle-order batter features at No. 6 in the 11. Virat Kohli is the only Indian player on the list. While, Morkel picked as many as 5 South African players namely – Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB De Villiers and Kagiso Rabada.

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CSA T20 League: Is The New South African T20 League An Extension Of IPL ?



CSA T20 League: Is The New South African T20 League An Extension Of IPL ?

The South African Cricket board has launched their new T20 league reportedly to be named as the CSA T20 league. The inaugural season of the highly-anticipated brand new league is set to take place in the first couple of months of the next year (2023).

The board claims that the league is set to be the next big thing in the world of cricketing leagues across the globe. Cricket South Africa have partnered with the local broadcasters namely SuperSport to run the marquee league. The league is expected to provide a big boost to the cricketing activities in South Africa. 

CSA T20 league or Mini-IPL? 

Meanwhile, The Graeme Smith-led Cricket South Africa has officially revealed the owner of each six teams of the CSA T20 challenge. The revelation on Wednesday (July 13) was followed after the bidding process which lasted for a couple of days. 

What comes as a surprising development is that the owners of the Indian Premier League’s franchises dominated the franchise auction of the CSA T20 league too. Each of the six franchises of the league are officially captured by the IPL franchise owners after successfully winning the bidding war. 

Here are the 6 cities (teams) and their owners :

1 Newlands, Cape Town – Reliance Industries Limited, owners of Mumbai Indians

2. Kingsmead, Durban – RPSG Sports Private Limited, owners of Lucknow SuperGiants

3. St George’s Park, Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) – Sun TV Network Limited, owners of Sunrisers Hyderabad

4. Wanderers, Johannesburg – Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, owners of Chennai Super Kings

5. Boland Park, Paarl – Royals Sports Group, owners of Rajasthan Royals

6. SuperSport Park, Pretoria – JSW Sports, co-owners of Delhi Capitals

Here’s how Graeme Smith (Head of the league) reacted:

“We are thrilled to welcome our new franchise owners to the South African League taking place in January and February 2023. This is truly an exciting time for South African cricket; the overwhelming interest shows that the country remains valued in the global cricketing ecosystem.”

The netizens found the development from South Africa to be amusing, while some expected it looking at the increasing brand values and popularity of the T20 league around the World. The experts believe that the league introduce by CSA will give Australia’s Big Bash and Pakistan’s PSL a run for their money. 

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WATCH: Virat Kohli & Rishabh Pant Gift Ravi Shastri A Champagne Amid ODI Series Win



WATCH: Virat Kohli & Rishabh Pant Gift Ravi Shastri A Champagne Amid ODI Series Win

The Rohit Sharma-led Indian team’s dream run on England tour concluded with an ODI series win with a margin of 2-1. They achieved a significant victory over Jos Buttler-led English unit in the series decider of the three-match series at Old Trafford, Manchester. 

Rishabh Pant, The Indian wicket-keeper and left-handed batsman was named the player of the match. He played an exceptional knock after the top order of India collapsed early. The Delhi-born batsman scored 125 off just 113 deliveries and remained unbeaten. 

It was a dominating display by the visitors as they got the better of the English team in both the limited-overs format series, while successfully drawing the red-ball series. It was an outing to forget for the hosts. However, The tour was a memorable one for the Sharma-led unit. 

“Very pleased. Came here, and wanted to achieve something as a group in white ball. We were here last time and were beaten, I remember that. Not an easy place to come and win games.” said Sharma while concluding.

Ravi Shastri gets lucky:

Meanwhile, An interesting visual got trending from the Indian team’s celebration after winning the ODI series yesterday (July 17). The former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri was presented with a bottle of champagne by Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant.

The Indian wicket-keeper himself went on to hand over the bottle to the Mumbaikar, who was busy commenting on the post-match-show of the host broadcasters. He has been one of the star presenters with Sky Sports since the recently concluded Edgbaston test. 

Ravi Shastri was India’s head coach for multiple years before Rahul Dravid took over his role last year (2021 end). He has been part of the Indian dressing room since 2017 and indeed has a great bond with the Indian players, especially with the former Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

Watch the video:

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