There have been rumours floating around for the past few days about a possible conflict between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni and the team’s star all-arounder Ravindra Jadeja.
At the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on May 23, CSK will host the Gujarat Titans (GT) in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023.
When a video of an animated conversation between Dhoni and Jadeja went viral on social media, there were some claims that things weren’t good between the two senior CSK cricketers.
This occurred following Chennai’s Saturday, May 20, 77-run victory over Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
Following CSK’s victory over DC, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja were seen chatting animatedly
Look's like Dhoni told lot of things to Jadeja 👀💛 pic.twitter.com/4PbjuCLb5i
— 𝐒𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐲𝐚𝐬𝐌𝐒𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐧™ (@Itzshreyas07) May 20, 2023
While the victory guaranteed CSK’s spot in the IPL 2023 playoffs, Dhoni and Jadeja were seen talking seriously as they returned to the locker room.
No information about the conversation has yet surfaced, but social media was buzzing again after Jadeja sent a mysterious tweet just one day after CSK’s victory over DC.
Using his legitimate Twitter account, the 34-year-old posted: “Karma will get back at you, sooner or later it surely will.”
Definitely 👍 pic.twitter.com/JXZNrMjVvC
— Ravindrasinh jadeja (@imjadeja) May 21, 2023
He posted it on social media with the hashtag “Definitely” and a thumbs-up emoji. Numerous users believed that Jadeja was indirectly criticizing his CSK captain despite the fact that the post didn’t make any mention of the popular video.
There was more to the tale. Rivaba, the cricketer’s wife, retweeted his post and offered some advice, which read:
“Follow your own Path.”
Follow your own Path…🙏 https://t.co/SFgmJhUKnw
— Rivaba Ravindrasinh Jadeja (@Rivaba4BJP) May 21, 2023
She included an emoji of folded hands in the caption. Rivaba’s post sparked more discussion as people started to wonder if Jadeja had been injured seriously.
2023 IPL statistics for Jadeja and MS Dhoni:
When CSK plays GT in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, the performance of captain Dhoni and all-rounder Jadeja may be crucial. While MSD has only faced a small number of deliveries while batting down the order, his quick cameos have had an impact.
Dhoni has scored 103 runs in 54 balls at a strike rate of 190.74. The veteran batsman, who has been battling a knee injury, has hit three fours and 10 sixes in the IPL 2023 and has the highest score of 32*.
Jadeja has 153 runs in 111 balls at a strike rate of 137.84, with a best of 25*, and has scored at a rate of 137.84. In 14 games, he has taken 17 wickets with his left-arm spin, averaging an impressive 22.06.
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