Chennai: The Chennai Super Kings on Thursday announced that cricketer MS Dhoni "has decided to hand over the leadership of Chennai Super Kings and picked Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team."
Earlier, former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar had said that Ravindra Jadeja is ready to take over the mantle if Dhoni decides to take a game or two off in the upcoming IPL.
Dhoni, who has been the CSK captain since the league's inception in 2008, could be playing in his last IPL this season. He has already retired from international cricket.
"Jadeja, who has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since 2012, will only be the third player to lead CSK. Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and beyond," CSK said in the statement.