Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been with the franchise of Chennai Super Kings since the start of the IPL in 2008. However, CSK were suspended for two years due to the involvement of their officials in illegal activities.
Dhoni is now standing on the threshold of captaining CSK for the record 200th time when they take on Rajasthan Royals at Chepauk on Wednesday. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is hoping for the team’s victory tomorrow to make Dhoni’s 200th match as captain of CSK more memorable.
Jadeja shared his thoughts on the pre-match press conference on Tuesday. He said, “What can I say? He is a legend of not only CSK, but he is also a legend of Indian cricket. I would like to wish him good luck.”
“Hopefully, we will win the game tomorrow and give it as a gift to him on his 200th match as captain. Hope to continue the momentum of how we have played in the last two games.”
Both CSK and Royals have quality spinners in their line-ups.
Jadeja added, “Yeah, you can say that. When you come to Chennai you are always hoping that spinners will do the job for you. They have quality spinners, we also have quality spinners. It will be a good battle.
“As a batting unit, we have to apply ourselves and pick those areas where we can hit boundaries. That will be challenging. As a batsman, it is not going to be that easy. Batters need to capitalize and pick those gaps,” Jadeja said.
About the status of Stokes, Ali, and Chahar, Jadeja said, “I think Moeen Ali is fine, within a day or two, he will be fine. But I don’t know about Deepak. I have not met Deepak, I am not sure what injury he had. Ben also will be fine in 4-5 days, is what I feel. But not sure how much time he will take.”
“Every team has firepower, not only Rajasthan. We need to understand where we can keep them quiet. Definitely, we will come up with some plan and bowl accordingly.”