Steve Smith to take over Dhoni
Hyderabad: Steve Smith of Australia will replace M.S. Dhoni as captain for Rising Pune Super Giants team for upcoming 10th IPL season which will commence from April 5th. Dhoni’s role as Skipper for International and franchise cricket formats came to an end after this decision was taken in the auction held at Bangalore.
Sanjeev Goenka, owner of Pune Franchise said that he has highest regards on M.S and he will continue to be an important part of team. Dhoni failed to take Pune in playoffs, who was picked up by this newly formed franchise in 2016.
Dhoni was in full form with maiden ODI hundred in four years and maiden T 20 fifty after resigning as captain in test and ODI formats. 2 year contract of Dhoni with Pune Super Giant will end after this IPL.