IPL 2020: Kedar Jhadav posts a cheeky tweet after Suresh Raina’s departure

Kedar Jadhav has been an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the last couple of seasons.

In 2018, he started the season with a match-winning cameo against the Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai despite struggling with a hamstring injury. However, he was thereafter ruled out of the tournament due to injury. In 2019, Jadhav didn’t quite live up to the expectations, batting lower down the order.

Kedar Jhadav seems determined to perform well in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to be played in the UAE. CSK has found themselves in trouble after a number of their members, including Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaekwad, were tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Hence, the Super Kings’ quarantine period has been extended until September 6.

Kedar uploaded a video where he can be seen doing some weight-lifting in his hotel room. He captioned the video and wrote, “On the path of excellence – you find 1000 excuses to let go, but only 1 reason to hold on. The choice is YOURS !”

Although it is nothing but a speculation, the tweet seems to be related to Suresh Raina’s departure from the IPL. On August 29, the left-hander decided to pull out of the league. Reports have emerged surrounding the reasons behind it, but nothing concrete has come to light.

From the post, it can be identified that Jadhav does not believe in giving excuses and wishes to hustle his way to success. There are also reports of Raina’s rift with MS Dhoni, the skipper of the Super Kings. Former BCCI president N Srinivasan has said that Raina’s departure has left the CSK in shock.

“Cricketers are like prima donnas … like the temperamental actors of the olden days. Chennai Super Kings have always been like a family and all seniors players have learnt to co-exist,” Srinivasan said.

“My thinking is that if you are reluctant or not happy, go back. I don’t force anyone to do anything … sometimes success gets into your head,” the 75-year-old added.

The situation with the CSK players testing positive for the COVID-19 virus has also put their opening fixture against Mumbai Indians in doubt, however no official statement has been released by the IPL authorities regarding the matter.

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