Ravi Shastri: CSK shouldn’t have let go of Faf Du
Ravi Shastri: CSK shouldn’t have let go of Faf Du Plessis
Chennai Super Kings(CSK) have had a terrible start to the IPL 2022
season, losing all four of their games so far. The former IPL champions are wallowing at the
bottom of the IPL points table after failing to score a single point in the 2022 season. Former
India coach Ravi Shastri remarked after CSK's loss to SunRisers Hyderabad(SRH) on Saturday that
the squad made a mistake by not retaining South Africa's Faf du Plessis. Ravindra Jadeja,
according to Shastri, should concentrate on his cricket.
MS Dhoni handed over the captaincy of the squad to Ravindra Jadeja before the commencement of
the IPL 2022 season. Shastri remarked that if Dhoni doesn’t want to be the skipper, then Du
Plessis is suitable to be their captain.
Shastri said to ESPNcricinfo that a player like Jadeja, in my opinion, should concentrate on his
cricket. If CSK were to do it all over again, they would not have let Faf du Plessis go as he is
a match winner who has played a lot of cricket. He added that if Dhoni refused to captain the
team, Du Plessis should have taken over as captain and Jadeja should have played. Because Jadeja
isn't under the burden of captaincy, he can play with full freedom. In this way, things might
turn out differently for CSK.
This season has been a complete disaster for CSK. Ruturaj Gaikwad, the Orange Cap winner last
season, has been out of form, while other players have struggled to make an impact.
With 112 runs this season, new signing Shivam Dube leads the team, with Robin Uthappa (106 runs)
a close second.
CSK has also struggled with their bowling. With six wickets, Dwayne Bravo leads the team in
wicket-taking this season, however he has an economy rate of 8.48. With four wickets, Dwaine
Pretorius is in second place, however he was left out of the playing XI for the match against
Jadeja has only one wicket to his name, while the likes of Mukesh Choudhary have been hammered
for a lot of runs. CSK aren't the only team that hasn't won a game this season. Mumbai Indians,
the defending champions, have also gone winless in their first four games.
The high-flying Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB), who defeated Mumbai Indians in their previous
encounter, are CSK's next opponents.