(Photo) Felt captaincy was affecting Jadeja's game: MS Dhoni

CSK

Aryan Surana

With Chennai Super Kings CSK losing six out of their opening eight games, Ravindra Jadeja decided to hand the leadership duties back to Dhoni in order to focus on his own game.

Dhoni felt the burden of captaincy was weighing Jadeja down. "What I felt was it was having an effect on his game. When he was going into bat or when it comes to his preparation he is putting this burden which is affecting his game because I would love to have a Jadeja as a bowler, as a batter and a fielder. Even if you relieve captaincy and you're at your best that's what we really want because we were also losing a great fielder, we are struggling for a deep midwicket fielder. We have dropped 17-18 catches and it's a matter of concern."

Dhoni was also hopeful of some young bowlers in the squad making their mark as they aim to produce better results in the five remaining games in the league phase.