New Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday admitted that he is still a few steps away from leading the team after the team’s first win in IPL 2022. He further added that he is thoroughly learning the nuances of each game with the senior players. After four consecutive defeats in IPL 2022, Jadeja’s captaincy was criticized a lot. Critics say that CSK have lost their way to victory after Mahendra Singh Dhoni stepped down as the captain of the four-time IPL champions.
However, on Tuesday, CSK registered their first win in five matches. The team defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 23 runs in a high scoring match, in which Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dubey scored 88 and 95 not out respectively.
Uthappa and Dubey Not only did the duo manage CSK’s innings, thanks to K.K.’s quick half-centuries, the duo scored 216 for four in 20 overs when openers Rituraj Gaikwad (17) and Moeen Ali (3) were dismissed and Faf du Plessis. The team led by CSK was restricted to 193 runs with nine wickets in 20 overs. After the match, Jadeja said, "As a captain, I am still taking lessons from the senior players. I always discuss captaincy with Dhoni bhai. I am still learning and trying to get better with every game."
However, Jadeja took three wickets for 39 runs in four overs against RCB. He further said, we have experience and experience comes from sports, we do not panic quickly. We try to keep our cool, we want to play cricket in a great way. They said, "I would like to dedicate this victory to my wife because the first victory is always special. As a batsman, everyone played well, with Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dubey batting brilliantly. At the same time, the bowlers contributed with the ball as well."