Ben Stokes is one of the most iconic players of modern cricket and the way he has been dictating all formats of the sport and that too under the pump is a living example of how the game should be j played with all its might. He is an efficient all-rounder and can actually get his team in decent shape from practically nowhere.
However, as things stand, at the moment, Chennai Super Kings would really need someone who can take over the reins of their franchise after Dhoni steps down. In all likelihood, this is probably Mahi’s final IPL and once the dust settles, the Yellow Army would know that they are in dire need of someone who can usher them to the glory days, particularly after a silent and a half season.
Here is how the comparison between Stokes and Gaikwad goes
Another important player in the ranks of CSK who has managed to showcase his top-class batting right at the top of the innings is none other than their hard-hitting youngster, Ruturaj Gaikwad and he continues to deliver. From 4 games, he has piled up 197 runs and has managed to atone for the silent season that he had in 2022.
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The youngster also managed to bag the Orange Cap in 2021, beating his teammate and his opening partner, who is currently the captain of RCB and is one of the forerunners in the race of the Orange Cap. In a race between Stokes and Ruturaj Gaikwad, particularly after a failed year by Ravindra Jadeja, the team would be hoping for any of these two men to take over the reins.
This is what Kedar Jadhav had to say about MS Dhoni’s successor at CSK
Former CSK all-rounder, Kedar Jadhav had his own say about the matter, adding, “I think Ruturaj Gaikwad could be the captain of CSK after MS Dhoni. Ben Stokes is also another potential captain along with Ravindra Jadeja. But for that, Stokes has to play really well for CSK this year. Availability is another issue. So I think Ruturaj Gaikwad is the best option to captain CSK after MS Dhoni.”