Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has backed Ravindra Jadeja to become MS Dhoni’s successor in the Indian Premier League in future. The 46-year-old believes that the Chennai Super Kings should start building their team around Jadeja as his all-round ability and mindset on the field make him a good candidate to be the next CSK captain.
Vaughan’s statement came after the Indian all-rounder performed exceptionally well in CSK’s third match of IPL 2021 against the Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
Jadeja took four catches in the outfield to leave the Sanju Samson-led side reeling on Monday. He also picked up two key wickets of Jos Buttler and Shivam Dube and helped the three-time champions to win the game by 45 runs.
Speaking to cricbuzz.com, Vaughan said “You may say that Dhoni will play for 2-3 more years but let’s be honest, he’s not gonna play a great deal after that. So you’ve got to start looking at who you can build a team around and to me, Ravindra Jadeja is the kind of cricketer that I would build my team around.
“I just think he’s that good with the ball, in the field, with the bat in hand, his mindset, his mentality is very good,” the 46-year-old added.
MS Dhoni-led side will next take on the two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders on April 21 in Mumbai.