If MS Dhoni doesn't play next year, you can bring in Kane Williamson as the CSK captain: Pragyan Ojha

If MS Dhoni doesn’t play next year, you can bring in Kane Williamson as the CSK captain: Pragyan Ojha

Pragyan Ojha also opined that Ravindra Jadeja can don the role of the vice-captain of the CSK side.

Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The legendary MS Dhoni is in the last leg of his glittering career. And, with Dhoni over 39 years of age, it is important for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) side to look for the successor who can take up Dhoni’s place as the skipper of the CSK side.

And, former Indian cricketer Pragyan Ojha has suggested a candidate whom the CSK side can look at. Ojha opined that CSK stalwart Ravindra Jadeja can don the role of the vice-captain and can be of help to the captain.

But according to Ojha, Kane Williamson should be the next skipper of the CSK franchise. Ojha even stated that Williamson is being underutilized by the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side. Adding that the mega auctions are coming up next year, Ojha stated that if MS Dhoni does not play next year, then Williamson should lead the Chennai side.

“He (Ravindra Jadeja) can be a vice-captain where if you need some help then he can be your guy. But if you’re talking about captaincy, then if there’s one guy who can do it, it’s Kane Williamson.

He isn’t being utilized much there (at SRH). Mega-auction is next year, if MS Dhoni is playing then this question shouldn’t arise in the first place. However, if he doesn’t play then you can bring in Kane Williamson as a captain,” said Ojha as quoted by Cricbuzz.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) go down to the Chennai Super Kings on 28th April 2021

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side with 7 wickets to spare on 28th April 2021. While it was Chennai’s 5th win of the tournament, the Hyderabad side suffered their 5th loss in the 2021 IPL season.

And, SRH skipper David Warner admitted that he batted slowly in the clash against Chennai. However, he heaped praise on Williamson and said that the New Zealand batsman got the side to a respectable total. Warner further stated that Williamson will surely bat at the No.4 slot. The Australian cricketer concluded by admitting that he soaked up too many deliveries.

“I take full responsibility for the way I batted, it was really slow. Found a lot of fielders and I got frustrated. The way Manish batted was exceptional. Kane got us to a respectable total, but I take full responsibility as it was a total below par.

He (Kane) was going to bat four no matter what. That is where he bats, that is his job. Just that I soaked up too many balls. It’s about being positive, it’s a good batting surface. We have a day game here as well,” said Warner in the post-match presentation ceremony.