MS Dhoni's last moment as Chennai Super Kings captain | Watch
- In his last moment as CSK captain, Dhoni received the trophy from BCCI president Sourav Ganguly
- In his final stint as captain in IPL, Dhoni-led CSK to their fourth IPL trophy triumph
- Dhoni holds the record of leading the franchise in the most number of matches
MS Dhoni on Thursday stepped down as Chennai Super Kings captain and handed over the baton to long-time teammate Ravindra Jadeja just two days before the IPL 2022 season opener. CSK will play KKR in their first match at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday.
Dhoni’s last moment as CSK captain came in 2021 when he lifted the IPL trophy at the Dubai International Stadium as CSK defeated Kolkata Knight Riders in the final. It was CSK’s fourth IPL title and all of them came under the captaincy of Dhoni.
After CSK defeated KKR by 27 runs, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly handed over the trophy to MS Dhoni while BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Dhoni held the trophy and shared a photo frame.
In IPL 2021, Dhoni also completed another century as he became the first player in the history of the tournament to take 100 catches for a franchise after Dhoni grabbed three more catches against SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL 2021 match on September 30.
Dhoni also holds the record of playing the most number of matches in IPL at 220. He is trailed by Dinesh Karthik and Rohit Sharma. Both of them played 213 matches each.
As a captain, Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in 204 matches dating back to 2008. He has won 121 matches, lost 82 and one match was ended without a result. His winning percentage is 59.60.
As 40-year-old Dhoni relinquished captain, it is likely that he may announce his retirement from IPL after this season. In August 2020, he had bid farewell to international cricket.
During his long captaincy stint with CSK, Dhoni won four IPL titles (in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021) which made him the second most successful captain in the T20 league behind MI's Rohit Sharma, who won five titles.
CSK and MI also hold the record for most appearances in the playoffs (eleven) and the Final (nine) of the IPL.
Now as Dhoni stepped down, Jadeja, who has been an integral part of CSK since 2012, will only be the third player to lead CSK.