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IPL 2024: Gaikwad Reveals Mahi Bhai Hinted at Captaincy Last Year

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IPL 2024: 'Last year itself, Mahi bhai hinted me about captaincy...', says Gaikwad after becoming CSK skipper

In a surprising turn of events, Chennai Super Kings appointed Ruturaj Gaikwad as their new captain for the IPL 2024 season, replacing M S Dhoni. Gaikwad revealed that Dhoni had hinted at the captaincy transition during the IPL 2023 season, preparing him for the role.

Dhoni’s cryptic social media post hinting at a new role had sparked speculation among fans, with many pointing towards Gaikwad as the next captain. Gaikwad, however, was unsure about the post’s meaning until Dhoni officially informed him of the decision.

Reflecting on his new role, Gaikwad shared that he met his former CSK opening partner Faf du Plessis, now the captain of Royal Challengers Bengaluru, at the captains’ meeting. The duo reminisced about their journey in the IPL and looked forward to facing each other in the opening game.

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Having been a consistent performer for CSK since his debut in IPL 2020, Gaikwad has shown promise with the bat, amassing impressive runs in the previous seasons. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to lead a successful franchise like CSK and emphasized his commitment to maintaining the team’s ethos and success.

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