Chennai Super Kings had quite a dismal campaign in the ongoing 15th edition of the Indian Premier League. The defending champions are currently on the verge of elimination from the tournament after poor results throughout the tournament. A couple of things didn't pan out well for the Chennai franchise this season, and one of the significant reasons which cost them the season was a change in captaincy.
MS Dhoni handed over the baton to Ravindra Jadeja just days before the start of the 15th edition, and due to consistent poor results in the first leg of the tournament, he took back the baton and returned as captain to save his franchise from any more defeats. Jadeja had a forgettable season - neither he could excel as a skipper nor as a player.
The pressure of captaincy was such on Jadeja that he missed easy catches inside the circle, which was never expected from a fielder of such reputation. Reports have suggested that not all is well between Jadeja and the franchise and the recent development testifies to the same.
CSK's official Instagram handle has recently unfollowed the quality all-rounder, which has sparked Jadeja's uncertainty with the franchise.
Notably, Jadeja has been one of the loyal and consistent performers for the franchise. However, this development is not new in the Indian Premier League. Still, some similar incident was observed during the 14th edition of the tournament when the Hyderabad franchise ignored dynamic Australian batter David Warner and took away his captaincy and handed it over to Kane Williamson.
Later, he was also dropped from the squad and was forced to spectate half-of-the tournament from the dugout. Even then the franchise unfollowed Warner for mysterious reasons, and eventually, Warner left the franchise and was picked by Delhi Capitals during a two-day mega auction ahead of the 15th edition.
The current Jadeja-CSK saga is heading in the same way, and we will have to wait and watch to see what the future beholds for Jadeja. Speaking of the franchise, CSK will next take on Mumbai Indians on Thursday (May 12) at the iconic Wankhede Stadium. While Mumbai was the first team to get eliminated from the league, Chennai needs to win the game by a massive margin to keep their hopes for playoffs alive.