Former England captain Michael Vaughan believes there is uncertainty over the future of all-rounder Ravindra Juddja with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL. He asserted that it might not be a bad thing, as the change could be good for both the player and the team.
Jadeja was ruled out for the remainder of IPL 2022 on Wednesday due to a rib injury against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 4. The 33-year-old struggled with bat and ball, so there were a few catches in the fall as well.
CSK chief executive Kasi Viswanathan has confirmed that the cricketer has been released from the bio-bubble as the team does not want him to suffer further injuries. In response to the development, Vaughan told Cricbuzz that from the way this season has developed, Jadeja and CSK may not be on the same page in the next edition. He said:
“His future position in CSK has to put a question mark. If it’s Jadeja that makes some impact because of the captain or if he is injured, we’ll have to wait and see. It could be coming, maybe, Jadeja in Chennai is coming to an end. Sometimes things end, Change is good for the team and the players.”
A few days before IPL 2022, the Chennai franchise revealed that MS Dhoni has handed over the captaincy to Jadeja. However, the all-rounder found the extra responsibility too much. After eight games, Dhoni was handed back his team leadership duties.
‘Don’t know how much the captain influenced him’ – Vaughan on Jadeja’s IPL 2022 performance
Talking about the prolific all-rounder’s poor numbers in IPL 2022, Vaughan said a number of factors could have contributed to the situation. He commented:
“I don’t know how his injuries are. I don’t know how much the captain has affected him. I’m also not sure how much he’s affected by the bubble life. You have to remember these players are in the bubble and it will only make some Players go crazy. They just can’t handle it…”
The CSK star played in 10 IPL 2022 matches, scoring 116 times with a strike rate of 118.37. With his left arm rotated, he took five wickets with an average of 49.60.