After Dhoni announced his retirement from the international carrier, the next question starts to arises among CSK fans regarding “Who will lead the CSK next”. Chennai Super Kings is one of the famous franchises in the Indian Premier League.
Dhoni Leads CSK in Successful Path
CSK holds the second position in the IPL winners list after Mumbai Indians from 2008 to till date(2019). Dhoni holds a unique record in IPL by captaining CSK for 13 years and expects to serve CSK for 3- 4 years more.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) September 5, 2020
Will Dhoni Steps Down As Captain of CSK
The major question is who is captaining the CSK after Dhoni. Though he will remain a member of the CSK team in the future it is compulsory to groom a player as a captain who can lead the team successfully after Dhoni.
Dhoni’s Replacement in CSK – Bravo Explains
Regarding this question one of the CSK’s allrounders Dwayne Bravo said that it’s a matter of time when Dhoni decides to step down from captaincy and it could be anyone — Suresh Raina, or someone younger, who can lead the team in the coming years.
“I know it’s been in the back of his mind for some time, I mean all of us have to step aside at some point of time. It’s just the matter of when… when to step aside and hand it over to whether it’s a Raina or someone younger,” Bravo was quoted as saying by ABP News.
“He doesn’t have to worry about a billion people now, it’s just CSK the franchise but I don’t think that’ll change the person he is, won’t he change how leads the team, definitely he’ll be the same person,” Bravo added.
“We have a very talented squad, full of experience and also we have a management staff, that is very relaxed and balanced and also the owners… All these things come together and play a part (in making CSK a successful franchise).”
“We don’t have any outside pressure from the owners or the management. We don’t feel under pressure with MS (Dhoni) as captain,” Bravo, who recently became the first cricketer to claim 500 T20 wickets.
“I think CSK has one of the most loyal fans whether we play in Mumbai, Delhi or Bangalore you see a lot of yellow shirts in the stands. We enjoy each other’s success, so these are the main reasons behind the success of CSK,” he states.