IPL 2022: Ravindra Jadeja, an all-rounder who has been with Chennai Super Kings for almost a decade, has been unfollowed by the franchise on Instagram. Due to a bruised rib sustained during the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore on May 4, Jadeja has been ruled out of the ongoing edition of the IPL.
“Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of Chennai Super Kings’ match against Delhi Capitals on Sunday due to a bruised rib. He was under monitoring and has been declared out for the remainder of the IPL season, according to medical advice,” CSK issued an official statement.
The all-rounder’s departure and lack of attention fuelled speculation about a breach with the team. This has sparked rumors on social media that Jadeja abruptly ended the season due to team troubles.
“CSK management & dhoni played cheap politics with #Jadeja first dhoni made him scapegoat captain to blamed for the worst season, then sacked him from the captain in only 8 matches, then Dhoni criticized his captaincy, then #CSK unfollowed him & now sacked from IPL BEST PLAYER but insulted,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Something had been fermenting for a while, and it’s possible that’s why he gave up the captaincy. And Jadeja wasn’t acting like himself. Then came the news of his injury….it appears to be a mystery,” another person commented.
Under his captaincy, CSK lost six of their eight games. In these matches, Jadeja too lost his form, scoring only 111 runs and taking three wickets. He then requested MS Dhoni to take over as captain of the team so he could concentrate on his own game. CSK won two out of three games under Dhoni’s leadership.
Jadeja has had a disappointing season thus far, accumulating only 116 points in ten games (an average of 19.33) with the best score of 26*. So far, he has only taken five wickets.