In an unexpected turn of events, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja believes he is the best candidate to succeed MS Dhoni as captain of the Chennai Super Kings when he retires from IPL cricket. He made this wish on Twitter, but he quickly revoked it as well.

CSK Fans Army, one of the franchise’s many fan pages, but a major one, asked their followers on Twitter on Tuesday, “Who would be your preference to captain the CSK squad after MS Dhoni?” Ravindra Jadeja, the superstar all-rounder who has arrived in the UAE from Manchester but is currently quarantined, answered the question with “8,” his jersey number.

While CSK performed admirably as a team, skipper MS Dhoni was not in his best form with the bat. In seven appearances, the wicketkeeper-batsman managed just 37 runs at a poor 12.33 average. With the major auction coming up next year and Dhoni turning 40, many say CSK should not keep him and instead hunt for a new captain.

Despite the fact that Jadeja erased his controversial remark, the all-rounder could be in position to succeed Dhoni. The southpaw has been playing international cricket since 2009 and has plenty of expertise. In addition, he can work in any department. While his effective left-arm spin bowling stifles scoring, his big-hitting has aided CSK on several occasions. Not to mention, Jadeja has the ability to work magic on the field.

CSK has rebounded from last season’s low point, and now sits in second place on the points table after winning five of their first seven matches. On September 19, they played the defending champions Mumbai Indians in Dubai for the first time.