Harbhajan Singh Slams MS Dhoni For Spoon-Feeding Jadeja: The defending champions – Chennai Super Kings have lost their three games on the trot and have found themselves at the ninth position in the points table of the ongoing 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League.
The team has gotten off to their worst-ever start in an IPL season as this is the first time in the history that CSK has lost their first three games back-to-back. After failing to defend the total in the games against Kolkata Knight Riders and Lucknow Super Giants.
Ahead of the league, the 4-time champions went through a major captaincy switch as Ravindra Jadeja took over the reins from MS Dhoni.
However, Jadeja is yet to hit the right notes as captain and the same has become one of the biggest talking points with several former cricketers who have expressed their opinions on how the all-rounder is the designated captain, but it is still MS Dhoni who seems to be taking the discussions.
Talking about the same, former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh feels Jadeja the captain needs to come to the fore now more than ever. Speaking on the Byju’s Cricket Live show on Star Sports, Bhajji said:
“I feel that MS Dhoni is still captain of the team. When I look at Jadeja, he is fielding outside the ring. By doing that you won’t be able to control too many things but he has given headache to MS Dhoni to look after the field setting and everything,”
He added: “He is shedding some of his own weight and putting it on Dhoni’s shoulders that ‘look after the field setting’,”
Furthermore, the former offspinner expressed that he is confident that investing in Jadeja is the right move and that under the guidance of MS Dhoni, Jadeja’s leadership will only grow and evolve. He said:
“But I think that overall Jadeja is a very confident guy when it comes to batting and bowling and his skillsets are unbelievable. To get the best out of the team when it is not performing is rare, and he needs to stand up and talk about a few things,” pointed out Harbhajan.
“Their bowling looks really very down at this stage and the batting too needs to lift a bit. Jadeja himself as a captain has to prove a point but he can be someone you can invest in. Give him some more time and hopefully he will improve and learn. Having MS Dhoni will help him this season.”