Cricket in India is a separate religion, where players are nothing less than gods for cricket fanatics. One such name is f ormer India captain, MS Dhoni who is the captain of Chennai Super Kings and is in speculation of calling the current season of the IPL his last season. Recently, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram has named Dhoni's ideal replacement as the CSK skipper.
Indian cricket has produced several legends such as Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Rahul Dravid, and so many more. However, one name that owns next-level fandom across the subcontinent is MS Dhoni. While everyone is concerned about who MS Dhoni will pass on the baton of the Yellow Army, former Pakistan bowler Wasim Akram has named Dhoni’s ideal successor after Captain Cool hangs his boots.
The former Pakistan skipper has backed India veteran Ajinkya Rahane to take over the reins of the Chennai Super Kings after MS Dhoni announces his retirement. Speaking to a sports portal, Akram said, "CSK had tried Ravindra Jadeja as captain in IPL 2022 and saw that his own performances were getting affected. They had to change the captain. I think they won't get a better option than Rahane as he can become consistent and is a local player. We have seen that local players are more successful in franchise cricket."
He further added, "As for foreign players, they don't even remember players' names, so how can they lead? So, I think Rahane is an excellent choice to lead Chennai if Dhoni says he's had enough. CSK might have their own plans, but they are a franchise that plan by putting a lot of thought, epitomized by Stephen Fleming, who knows the team culture inside and out and the players also trust him fully."
Notably, MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket in 2020 and has played 90 Test, 350 ODI, and 98 T20I. He is currently leading the Chennai-based franchise, Chennai Super Kings, and has played 243 matches in the Indian Premier League. His team is all set to lock horns with Lucknow Super Giants on May 3, Friday in Lucknow.