MS Dhoni may give Chennai Super Kings captaincy to Faf du Plessis in IPL 2021: Sanjay Bangar
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Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar believes MS Dhoni might not captain Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the next season of the IPL.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni. (Courtesy by BCCI)
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Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar believes MS Dhoni may hand over the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to South Africa star Faf du Plessis in the Indian Premier League 2021.
CSK ended their worst-IPL campaign on a high with their 6th win from 14 games and avoided finishing in the last place but this was the first time in history that they couldn’t make it to the league’s playoffs. Sanjay Bangar feels MS Dhoni can relieve himself of the captaincy duties and play with freedom as a player.
“As far as I know, MS Dhoni might have thought after 2011 if he should be continuing to captain the Indian team but he knew that India had quite a few tough encounters after that, we had to go and play in England and Australia and at that time there was no captaincy candidate ready, so he only handled that burden and at the right time he handed over the captaincy to Virat Kohli and he also played after that,” Sanjay Bangar said on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected.
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“So as far as I can understand, I feel that MS Dhoni may not be the captain next year and may play as a player and give the captaincy at this stage to Faf du Plessis for the transition to happen under Faf du Plessis,” Bangar added.
Bangar pointed out that CSK doesn’t have a strong option for the leadership role apart from Faf du Plessis who was South Africa’s captain before Quinton de Kock.
“Because as of now, they do not have any other option as a captain and if you talk outside the team, in the auction or in the trading, none of the teams would be releasing a player who has the capability of becoming the captain of CSK,” Bangar explained.